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demimondaine

[ dem-ee-mon-deyn; French duh-mee-mawn-den ]
/ ˌdɛm i mɒnˈdeɪn; French də mi mɔ̃ˈdɛn /
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noun, plural dem·i·mon·daines [dem-ee-mon-deynz; French duh-mee-mawn-den]. /ˌdɛm i mɒnˈdeɪnz; French də mi mɔ̃ˈdɛn/.
a woman of the demimonde.
adjective
of or relating to the demimonde.
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Origin of demimondaine

1890–95; <French, equivalent to demimondedemimonde + -aine feminine adj. suffix <Latin -āna-an
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British Dictionary definitions for demimondaine

demimondaine
/ (ˌdɛmɪˈmɒndeɪn, French dəmimɔ̃dɛn) /

noun
a woman of the demimonde

Word Origin for demimondaine

C19: from French
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