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demirep

[dem-ee-rep] /ˈdɛm iˌrɛp/
noun
1.
a demimondaine.
Origin of demirep
1740-1750
1740-50; short for demi-reputation
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  • Bertie lifted his eyes with plaintive resignation from the demirep's yellow-papered romance.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • He was in a very poor way, and glad to hear that demirep was in Dublin, and making money.

    The House by the Church-Yard J. Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for demirep

demirep

/ˈdɛmɪˌrɛp/
noun
1.
(rare) a woman of bad repute, esp a prostitute
Word Origin
C18: from demi- + rep(utation)
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