demimonde definition

  • noun:
    • a course of females kept by rich enthusiasts or protectors.
    • ladies prostitutes considered as a group.
    • friends whose respectability is questionable or whose success is marginal: the literary demimonde of ghost writers, cheats, and publicists. Also called demiworld.
    • a course of females kept by wealthy protectors; feminine prostitutes as a bunch
    • a bunch having little value or reputation
    • people of doubtful reputation; esp., women that are held as mistresses, though not community prostitutes; demireps.
    • See Demimonde.
    • A term introduced by Alexandre Dumas younger to denote (as defined by himself) that class of females whom take an equivocal place between females of great reputation and personal standing on the one hand and courtezans on the other; women of equivocal reputation and standing in community.
    • Commonly, but less properly, courtezans generally speaking.
    • a course of girl not considered respectable considering indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
    • A class of females kept by affluent fans or protectors.
    • Women prostitutes considered as an organization.
    • a bunch whose respectability is questionable or whoever success is marginal: the literary demimonde of ghost authors, hacks, and publicists. Also known as demiworld.
    • a course of women kept by rich protectors; female prostitutes as friends
    • an organization having small value or reputation
    • Persons of skeptical reputation; esp., ladies who tend to be kept as mistresses, though perhaps not community prostitutes; demireps.
    • See Demimonde.
    • a phrase introduced by Alexandre Dumas younger to denote (as defined by himself) that class of females which take an equivocal place between women of good reputation and social sitting on the main one hand and courtezans on the other; women of equivocal reputation and standing in culture.
    • Commonly, but less precisely, courtezans as a whole.
    • a class of girl not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

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