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Meaning of ODALISQUE

Pronunciation:  'owdlisk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a woman who cohabits with an important man

ODALISQUE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: concubine, courtesan, doxy, paramour
 See Also: fancy woman, kept woman, mistress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O`da`lisque"\, n. [F., fr. Turk. odaliq chambermaid,
fr. oda chamber, room.]
A female slave or concubine in the harem of the Turkish
sultan. [Written also {odahlic}, {odalisk}, and {odalik}.]

      Not of those that men desire, sleek Odalisques, or
      oracles of mode.                         --Tennyson.

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