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Definition of "lorette" [‖Lo•rette]

  • A woman of low morals, especially associated with the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette district of Paris. (noun)

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Use "lorette" in a sentence
  • "But he presented Fabien du Ronceret to her and the "lorette" married him."
  • "Stepping ashore, you see a long line of carriages drawn up in several rows, and of every conceivable variety -- from the Turkish araba to the most coquettish-looking Parisian coupé -- gilded and adorned in a style to make a French lorette stare with amazement at a lavishness of expenditure exceeding her own."
  • "Aurore's mother seems to us, du reste, the perfect type of a Parisian lorette, the sort of woman so keenly attractive with the bloom of youth and the eloquence of passion, -- but when these have passed their day, the most detestable of mistresses, the most undesirable of companions."