demimonde demimonde

Definition(s):

  • (n) a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

Usage(s):

  1. Only one in five of the Algerians in Paris has regular employment; the others live in the tradition of the Paris demimonde, vociferously free, but desperately poor.
  2. There's sweetness to this well-played comedy, and a smart edge to some of its observations of the gay demimonde.
  3. Greenfeld's gold-chain demimonde no more represents all of Japan than Bret Easton Ellis' world of tan, designer-drug nihilists represents America.
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