demimondaine :

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  • n  a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society

  • Never give your heart to a demimondaine: she'll chew it up and spit it out.
  • Jill, nubile daughter of a polite demimondaine, gets mixed in with jobless Jack Galbraith, whose time is spent begging for a pension and hoping to win public prize competitions .
  • A charming, competent demimondaine blackmails her way into the business, putting it on a wholesale basis through the post.

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