Demi-monde

Lorettes, courtezans. Le beau monde means “fashionable society,” and demi-monde the society only half acknowledged.

“Demi-monde implies not only recognition and a status, but a certain social standing.” —Saturday Review.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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