Definition of Kept woman

1. Noun. An adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man.

Exact synonyms: Fancy Woman, Mistress
Generic synonyms: Lover, Adult Female, Woman
Specialized synonyms: Concubine, Courtesan, Doxy, Paramour
Specialized synonyms: Braun, Eva Braun, Delilah

Definition of Kept woman

1. Noun. A woman, supported financially by a lover (usually a married man). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kept Woman

kept man
kept men
kept on
kept one's options open
kept up
kept up(p)
kept wicket
kept woman (current term)
kept women
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keratan sulphate

Literary usage of Kept woman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft by Thomas Holcroft, William Hazlitt (1816)
"Soon afterwards, I was in some danger of being run over by B—— D , his son-in-law, driving a kept woman furiously in a curricle. The coincidence of these ..."

2. Madras High Court Reports: Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Madras by India High Court (Madras, India)., India High Court (Madras, India Madras High Court, India (1876)
"But this does not, I think, constitute .concubinage within the legal meaning of the term. A concubine is something more than a mere " kept woman. ..."

3. The Lower Canada Jurist: Collection de Décisions Du Bas Canada by Strachan Bethune, John Sprott Archibald, William Hey, John Stuart Buchan (1868)
"... house belonging to plaintiff bnt without it being proved to be to his knowledge; and in the same house was another kept woman living with the defendant. ..."

4. A Digest of the Hindu Law of Inheritance and Partition: From the Replies of by Georg Bühler, Raymond West (1878)
"Ho subsequently acquired some property and died. The question is, whether the son of the kept woman or his widow is the heir? ..."

5. In the Orchard of Forbidden Fruit by Frank Dalton O'Sullivan (1915)
"Women in the underworld often remain there for the sake of a mere livelihood—and that is less than the majority receive — but what of this better kept woman ..."

6. Secret Memoirs: The Court of Royal Saxony, 1891-1902. The Story of Louise by Henry William Fischer (1912)
"The Duke's kept-woman is "a lady of the highest character" and we are not; her children are of the blood royal —only better for the dash of plebeian. ..."

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