demi monde

(French) people with questionable reputation; low class women, women with a questionable reputation, prostitutes

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • demi-monde — [ d(ə)mimɔ̃d ] n. m. • 1789; de demi et monde ♦ Anciennt Société de femmes légères, de mœurs équivoques, et de ceux qui les fréquentent. Les demi mondes de la Belle Époque. ● demi monde, demi mondes nom masculin Vieux. Ensemble des femmes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • demi-monde — 1855, also demimonde, from Fr. demi monde so so society, lit. half world, from DEMI (Cf. demi ) half + monde, from L. mundus world (see MUNDANE (Cf. mundane)). Popularized by use as title of a comedy by Alexandre Dumas fils (1824 1895). Dumas …   Etymology dictionary

  • Demi monde — Monde Monde (m[^o]Nd), n. [F. See {Mundane}.] The world; a globe as an ensign of royalty. [R.] A. Drummond. [1913 Webster] {Le beau monde} [F.], fashionable society. See {Beau monde}. {Demi monde}. See {Demimonde}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demi-monde — (frz., spr. d mi mongd, »Halbwelt«), nach einem Drama (1855) von Dumas dem Jüngern elegant auftretende, aber anrüchige Frauenzimmer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • demi-monde — s. m. 1. Conjunto de pessoas consideradas de caráter duvidoso. 2. Classe média ou burguesa, considerada como querendo imitar a grande roda ou a alta sociedade.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra francesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • demi-monde — ► NOUN ▪ a group considered to be on the fringes of respectable society. ORIGIN French, half world …   English terms dictionary

  • demi-monde — [ˌdɛmɪ mɒnd] noun a group considered to be on the fringes of respectable society. Origin C19: Fr. (orig. with ref. to 19th cent. France and the class of women considered morally dubious), lit. half world …   English new terms dictionary

  • demi-monde — de·mi mon·de s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} spec. nell Ottocento, ambiente sociale delle mantenute d alto bordo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1858. ETIMO: comp. di demi mezzo e monde alta società …   Dizionario italiano

  • demi-monde — UK [ˌdemɪ ˈmɒnd] / US [ˌdemɪ ˈmɑnd] noun [singular] literary a group of people in society who are not considered to behave according to the moral or social standards accepted by most people …   English dictionary

  • demi-monde —   n. class of women of doubtful reputation.    ♦ demi mondain, a.    ♦ demi    ♦ mondaine, n. woman of that class …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • demi-monde — (entrée créée par le supplément) (de mi mon d ) s. m. Voy. monde 1, n° 20 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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