Meaning of femme du monde in English:

femme du monde

Pronunciation /ˌfam də ˈmɒnd/ /ˌfam duː ˈmɒnd/


  • A woman belonging to fashionable society; a sophisticated, experienced woman; a woman of the world.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Ainsworth's Magazine. From French femme du monde from femme + du of the + monde.