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NounEdit

demi (plural demis)

  1. Alternative spelling of demy.
  2. (slang) A fifty pence piece.
  3. A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters of fluid, 1/2 the volume of a standard bottle; a split.
    • 2012, Time Out Paris, London: Time Out Guides, →ISBN, page 234:
      A croque-monsieur will set you back €6, a steak €12.50, and a demi of Stella €3.

AdjectiveEdit

demi (comparative more demi, superlative most demi)

  1. (informal) Demisexual.
    • 2017, Tayari Jones, Atlanta Noir (→ISBN):
      “[...] I totally think she's demi.” “What?” “Demisexual? She only likes fucking people she's in love with, whereas I,” Maddie said, moving closer to Jordan, “like fucking anything and anyone. Everyone has such hang-ups about sex, it's like pathetic, you know? We are just, like, totally animals after all, evolved monkeys. I'm all for giving in to my primal instincts.”

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *dimedius, from Latin dīmidius.

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demi (feminine singular demie, masculine plural demis, feminine plural demies)

  1. half

NounEdit

French numbers (edit)
2 3  → 
    Cardinal: deux
    Ordinal: deuxième, second
    Multiplier: double
    Fractional: demi, moitié

demi m (plural demis)

  1. half (fraction)
  2. (used in time) half (half-hour)
    Il est cinq heures et demie.
    It is half past five.
    Elle sera là dans une demi-heure.
    She will be here in half an hour.
    (where “demi” indicates a fraction and where there is no agreement in gender and number)
  3. (Polynesia, France) a person of multiracial descent, usually a person with French and other non-European origin; mixed-race
  4. a glass of beer of 250 ml volume

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PrepositionEdit

demi

  1. for the sake of

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See dēmō (I remove, take away, or subtract).

VerbEdit

dēmī

  1. present passive infinitive of dēmō; “to be removed, taken away, or subtracted”

Etymology 2Edit

See dēmos (a tract of land”, “[the common] people).

NounEdit

dēmī m

  1. genitive singular of dēmos
  2. nominative plural of dēmos
  3. vocative plural of dēmos