A French courtesan: the lorette peeps out coyly from a theatre box
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- He offered his arm to the lorette, who had a rougish smile on her lips.
- The lorette carried within her persona all the connotations of urban display and luxury consumption.
- 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.
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