demimondaine

noun demi·mon·daine \ ˌde-mi-ˌmän-ˈdān , -ˈmän-ˌ , -mē- \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of demimondaine

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

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Origin and Etymology of demimondaine

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


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