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- n. A woman of low morals, especially associated with the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette district of Paris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; -- so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in Paris, near which many of them resided.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French usage, a member of the demi-monde.
From French lorette. (Wiktionary)