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demi-vierge

[dem-ee-vee-airzh; French duh-mee-vyerzh]
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noun, plural de·mi-vierges [dem-ee-vee-air-zhiz; French duh-mee-vyerzh] /ˌdɛm i viˈɛər ʒɪz; French də miˈvyɛrʒ/.
  1. a girl or woman who behaves in a sexually provocative and permissive way without yielding her virginity.

Origin of demi-vierge

< French: literally, half-virgin; after Les demi-vierges (1894), a novel by French writer Marcel Prévost (1862–1940)
Also called dem·i-vir·gin [dem-ee-vur-jin, dem-ee-vur-] /ˌdɛm iˈvɜr dʒɪn, ˈdɛm iˌvɜr-/.
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  • The French type of the demi-vierge is just beginning to play its rôle in the new world.

    Psychology and Social Sanity

    Hugo Mnsterberg