from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worldly; absorbed in the fashionable world.
  • n. A woman who loves the pomps and vanities of this world; one who is devoted to the world of fashion; a worldling.


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  • Anyway, Mamselle Caprice must have been the Messalina Prizewoman of her year; no demi-mondaine perhaps, according to Blowitz, but as expert an amateur as I'd ever struck, with the priceless gift of fairly revelling in her sex, and using it with joyous abandon ... and considerable calculation, as I was about to learn.


  • She is no demi-mondaine, la belle Caprice, but she is ... a woman of the world, let us say.


  • I'll never live down the time I was at the Oak Room at the Plaza in New York with some college chums and in order to show how mondaine (as opposed to mundane) I was, I dramatically ordered a "drahm-bwee-ooo" on the rocks.

    Brooks Peters: Le Mot Juiced

  • The most typical image of him is a mondaine hedonist, coolly sucking on a Gitane while caressing a ravishing doll.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/30.

  • Happily for him, his astonishing reserve did not excite the curiosity of the fashionable world, and was only discussed in the demi-mondaine regions.

    The Imaginary Mistress

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  • Instantly the scene changed, crowds of friends gathered round our baron, who meanwhile had lost his head over a celebrated demi-mondaine; he even discovered some relations; moreover a number of young girls of high birth burned to be united to him in lawful matrimony.

    The Idiot

  • Now Nicolai Ghiaurov wished to revive this curiosity, a piece of fustian in which Dulcinea becomes a demi-mondaine, devoid of all peasant force, doing a few Iberian gestures on a balcony to the delight of the villagers, who shout 'Anda,

    An Autobiography

  • Perhaps before coming here you made inquiries from your colleague in the brigade mondaine.

    Maigret in Montmartre


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