fille de joie

fille de joie

(fij də ʒwa)
n, pl filles de joie (fij də ʒwa)
a prostitute
[girl of pleasure]

fille de joie

A French phrase meaning girl of pleasure, used to mean a prostitute.
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Le plus souvent, temoignent nos interlocuteurs, c'est une fille de joie qui est a l'origine de ce [beaucoup moins que]remue- menage[beaucoup plus grand que].
They were known as "jeweled bird, fallen angel, shady lady, that other woman, lady of the lamplight, frail sister, fille de joie, nymph du pave, the fair Cyprian, the abandoned woman, scarlet woman, painted hussy, fancy girl, bawd, good-time Daisy, trollop, strumpet, harridan, woman of the town, wanton woman, moll, norrel woman, erring sister, and--least attractive--hooker, slut, and whore" (5).
AT Newbury, Dick Hern's Fille de Joie (J Mercer) romps home at 7 to 1 in the Hackwood Stakes with John Sutcliffe's gambled-on fav Beverley ridden by Willie Carson doon the park.