- 1(In 19th-century France) a class of women considered to be of doubtful social standing and morality.More example sentences
- Whereas upper-class prostitutes of the demi-monde were involved in sexual liaisons outside marriage in order to gain influence and social advantage, most whores were regarded as social lepers.
- 1.1A group of people on the fringes of respectable society: the demi-monde of arms dealsMore example sentences
- In this opening section he does a good job of introducing the reader to the demimonde of pulp writers and how the industry that published them worked.
French, literally 'half-world'.
More definitions of demi-mondeDefinition of demi-monde in:
- The US English dictionary