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English definition of “scarlet woman”

scarlet woman

noun [C]     old-fashioned disapproving
a woman who is considered to be immoral because she has sex with a lot of menPeople who sell sex or are promiscuous
(Definition of scarlet woman noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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