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1(in 19th-century France) the class of women considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing.
- ‘Whereas upper-class prostitutes of the demi-monde were involved in sexual liaisons outside marriage in order to gain influence and social advantage, most whores were regarded as social lepers.’
- 1.1 A group of people considered to be on the fringes of respectable society.‘the demimonde of arms deals’
- ‘In this opening section he does a good job of introducing the reader to the demimonde of pulp writers and how the industry that published them worked.’
Mid 19th century: from French demi-monde, literally half-world.
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