lorette

noun

lo·​rette
ləˈret,
lȯ-
plural -s
: a French courtesan especially of the Second Empire period
a sumptuous scene where lorettes, actresses, respectable women … could satisfy their curiosity as to each other Arnold Bennett

Word History

Etymology

French, from Notre Dame de Lorette, section of Paris

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“Lorette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lorette. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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