Definition of demimondaine in English:


Syllabification: dem·i·mon·daine
Pronunciation: /ˌdemēmänˈdān


A woman considered to belong to the demimonde.
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  • After Lacroix, Man Ray spent about six years with the famed Parisian demi-mondaine Kiki de Montparnasse, to whom he devoted an entire chapter in his autobiography.
  • There were witless, self-important demi-mondaines and courtesans lauded in the popular press.
  • Also included in the art of this period were images of prostitutes and demi-mondaines who became identified with the decadent pleasures of the cabarets and brothels of Montmartre.


late 19th century: from French demi-mondaine, literally 'woman of the demimonde'.

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