Definition of fille de joie in English:

fille de joie

Syllabification: fille de joie
Pronunciation: /ˌfē(yə) də ˈZHwä
 
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noun (plural filles de joie)

Used euphemistically to refer to a prostitute.
More example sentences
  • These photographs are believed to be some of the women who worked in the brothels- photos that were probably taken to give as souvenirs to favorite clients as a way to remember their favorite ‘fille de joie.’
  • She mostly recalls the occasions when she has been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, with barely a hint of the inevitably drab experiences of a fille de joie.

Origin

early 18th century: French, literally 'girl of pleasure'.

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