demimondaine

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noun demi·mon·daine \ˌde-mi-ˌmän-ˈdān, -ˈmän-ˌ, -mē-\

Definition of demimondaine

  1. :  a woman supported by a wealthy lover :  a woman of the demimonde

Origin and Etymology of demimondaine

French demi-mondaine, from feminine of demi-mondain, from demi-monde


First Known Use: 1894

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