Definition of demi-mondaine in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛmɪmɒnˌdeɪn
, dəmimɔ̃dɛn/


A woman considered to belong to the demi-monde.
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  • After Lacroix, Man Ray spent about six years with the famed Parisian demi-mondaine Kiki de Montparnasse, to whom he devoted an entire chapter in his autobiography.
  • There were witless, self-important demi-mondaines and courtesans lauded in the popular press.
  • Also included in the art of this period were images of prostitutes and demi-mondaines who became identified with the decadent pleasures of the cabarets and brothels of Montmartre.



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