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demimonde


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demimonde  \Dem`i*monde"\,  n.  [F.;  demi  +  monde  world,  L. 
  mundus.] 
  Persons  of  doubtful  reputation;  esp.,  women  who  are  kept  as 
  mistresses,  though  not  public  prostitutes;  demireps. 
 
  {Literary  demimonde},  writers  of  the  lowest  kind 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demimonde 
  n  :  a  class  of  woman  not  considered  respectable  because  of 
  indiscreet  or  promiscuous  behavior 




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