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fallen woman:

A prostitute . This euphemism was common in the 1870s when society regarded prostitutes as women having suffered a fall from grace . Fallen woman and abandoned-woman are more literary than colloquial. See prostitute for synonyms.
See Also: abandoned woman, be swept off one's feet, fall for, fall in a big way, fall in love (with), fallen woman, flip over for, go head over heels, go overboard, hubba-hubba, lose one's heart, philophobia, short-heeled wench, take a fall, take the fall, take the old fall, U-haul

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