Meaning of “fallen woman” in the English Dictionary

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fallen womannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɔː.lən ˈwʊm.ən/ us /ˌfɑː.lən ˈwʊm.ən/ old-fashioned disapproving

Examples from literature

  • We speak of them as "fallen women". 
  • With the hope of checking the terrible evil of immorality which is doing such harm in the city, several associations for the reformation of fallen women have been organized by benevolent citizens. 

(Definition of “fallen woman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)