: a woman supported by a wealthy lover : a woman of the demimonde
Examples of demimondaine in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe object of Christian’s adoration is Satine, a nightclub chanteuse and demimondaine, almost past her prime and riddled with consumption.
Ben Brantley, New York Times, 25 July 2019 Rather than a consistent narrative style, Phillips shapes the prose to reflect the stages of her life, from the powerless demimondaine to the outspoken feminist writer.
Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 June 2018
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