[dem-ee-vee-airzh; French duh-mee-vyerzh]

noun, plural de·mi-vierges [dem-ee-vee-air-zhiz; French duh-mee-vyerzh] /ˌdɛm i viˈɛər ʒɪz; French də miˈvyɛrʒ/.

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-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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