A French courtesan: the lorette peeps out coyly from a theatre box
More example sentences
- The assembly is not made up purely of idlers and lorettes.
- In this celebrated piece, the greatest success of modem times, the Lorettes were held up to public execration, and displayed in all their hideous cynicism.
- Lorettes do not pay; they have only credit.
mid 19th century: French, named after the Church of Notre Dame de Lorette in Paris, near which many such women lived.