demirep


demirep
noun /ˈdɛmiːɹɛp/
A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress.

he had no knowledge of that character which is vulgarly called a demirep; that is to say, a woman who intrigues with every man she likes, under the name and appearance of virtue [...] in short, whom everybody knows to be what nobody calls her.


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  • Demirep — Dem i*rep , n. [Contr. fr. demi reputation.] A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress. [Colloq.] De Quincey. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demirep — [dem′i rep΄] n. [ DEMI + REP(UTATION)] a woman of poor reputation, suspected of sexual promiscuity …   English World dictionary

  • demirep — noun Etymology: demi + rep (reprobate) Date: 1749 demimondaine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demirep — /dem ee rep /, n. a demimondaine. [1740 50; short for demi reputation] * * * …   Universalium

  • demirep — n. Woman of doubtful reputation (as respects chastity), questionable woman, member of the demi monde …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • demirep — demi·rep …   English syllables

  • demirep — /ˈdɛmirɛp/ (say demeerep) noun a woman of doubtful or compromised reputation. {demi (def. 2) + rep4} …   Australian English dictionary

  • demirep — n. archaic a woman of doubtful sexual reputation. Etymology: abbr. of demi reputable …   Useful english dictionary

  • demirepdom — demirepˈdom noun • • • Main Entry: ↑demi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three Witnesses (book) — Infobox Book | name = Three Witnesses image caption = author = Rex Stout cover artist = Bill English country = United States language = English series = Nero Wolfe genre = Detective fiction publisher = Viking Press release date = March 10, 1956… …   Wikipedia