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demimondaine

[ dem-ee-mon-deyn; French duh-mee-mawn-den ]

noun

, plural dem·i·mon·daines [dem-ee-mon-, deynz, d, uh, -mee-maw, n, -, den].
  1. a woman of the demimonde.


adjective

  1. of or relating to the demimonde.

demimondaine

/ dəmimɔ̃dɛn; ˌdɛmɪˈmɒndeɪn /

noun

  1. a woman of the demimonde


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Word History and Origins

Origin of demimondaine1

1890–95; < French, equivalent to demimonde demimonde + -aine feminine adj. suffix < Latin -āna -an

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Word History and Origins

Origin of demimondaine1

C19: from French

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