(Of a woman) attractively small and dainty
she was dark, petite, and sophisticated
The (usually young) female lover of an older man; a mistress.
The brief loss or weakening of consciousness. Now: specifically the sensation of orgasm as likened to death; an orgasm. Compare little death.
A minor dramatic performance.
Any of a number of distinct varieties of vine yielding black grapes used in winemaking, and originating in the French Rhône region; a grape of one of these varieties.
The lesser nobility in France and (by extension) other European countries.
Soup served in an earthenware pot
A woman of the lower-middle classes of society.
A fashionable society woman, an élégante.
The lower middle class