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demimonde

Pronunciation: /ˈdemiˌmɑːnd; ˌdemiˈmɒnd/

Translation of demimonde in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (world of prostitutes) [euphemistic/eufemístico] mujeres (feminine plural) de vida alegre or airada [euphemistic/eufemístico]
    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.
    1.2 (world of shady dealings) bajos fondos (masculine plural)
    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.

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