noun lo·rette \ləˈret, lȯ-\

Definition of lorette



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of lorette

French, from Notre Dame de Lorette, section of Paris

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a trip made at another's expense

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