demirep

[ dem-ee-rep ]
/ ˈdɛm iˌrɛp /

noun

a demimondaine.

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Origin of demirep

First recorded in 1740–50; short for demi-reputation
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Example sentences from the Web for demirep

  • He was in a very poor way, and glad to hear that Demirep was in Dublin, and making money.

    The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Bertie lifted his eyes with plaintive resignation from the Demirep's yellow-papered romance.

    Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

British Dictionary definitions for demirep

demirep
/ (ˈdɛmɪˌrɛp) /

noun

rare a woman of bad repute, esp a prostitute

Word Origin for demirep

C18: from demi- + rep (utation)
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