demimondaine

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

Origin of demimondaine

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

demimondaine

noun
  1. a woman of the demimonde

Word Origin for demimondaine

C19: from French
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