Definition of demirep in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdemēˌrep/


A woman whose chastity is considered doubtful.
Example sentences
  • Many demireps of fashion fluttered round him and shared his attentions, the most notorious of whom was the Countess of Jersey.
  • The first session of the Police Court in 1872 was held yesterday morning for the benefit of an old chronic drunk who is continually thrusting himself upon the police and three demoralized demireps.


Mid 18th century: abbreviation of demi-reputable.

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Syllabification: dem·i·rep

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