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[dem-ee-vee-airzh; French duh-mee-vyerzh] /ˌdɛm i viˈɛərʒ; French də miˈvyɛrʒ/
noun, plural demi-vierges
[dem-ee-vee-air-zhiz; French duh-mee-vyerzh] /ˌdɛm i viˈɛər ʒɪz; French də miˈvyɛrʒ/ (Show IPA)
a girl or woman who behaves in a sexually provocative and permissive way without yielding her virginity.
Also called demi-virgin
[dem-ee-vur-jin, dem-ee-vur-] /ˌdɛm iˈvɜr dʒɪn, ˈdɛm iˌvɜr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of demi-vierge
< French: literally, half-virgin; after Les demi-vierges (1894), a novel by French writer Marcel Prévost (1862-1940) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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