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scarlet woman Line breaks: scar|let woman

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Definition of scarlet woman in English:

noun

A notoriously promiscuous or immoral woman: I will not consent to be portrayed in the press as a scarlet woman!

Origin

Early 19th century: originally applied as a derogatory reference to the Roman Catholic Church, regarded as being devoted to showy ritual (Rev. 17).

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