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English definition of “fallen woman”

fallen woman

noun [C]     old-fashioned disapproving
a woman who has lost her good reputation by having sex with someone before she is marriedKinds of womenMen and women
(Definition of fallen woman noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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