fille de joie

[ fee-yuhduh-zhwah ]

noun,plural filles de joie [fee-yuhduh-zhwah]. /ˌfi yədə ˈʒwɑ/. French.
  1. a prostitute (used as a euphemism).

Origin of fille de joie

Literally, “pleasure girl”

Words Nearby fille de joie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fille de joie in a sentence

  • You were intended—do not take the words as an insult—to lead the life of a fille de joie.

    The Dangerous Age | Karin Michalis
  • Lady Hamilton is said to have first enacted his Goddess of Health, being at this time a fille de joie of great celebrity.

  • Some wag in the Society, paraphrasing the syllables of her name, wittily if unkindly, had christened her fille de joie.

    The Bright Messenger | Algernon Blackwood

British Dictionary definitions for fille de joie

fille de joie

/ French (fij də ʒwa) /

nounplural filles de joie (fij də ʒwa)
  1. a prostitute

Origin of fille de joie

girl of pleasure

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