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demi (plural demis)
- Alternative spelling of .
- (slang) A fifty pence piece.
- A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters of fluid, half the volume of a standard bottle; a split.
- A small glass used chiefly in France (especially for beer) holding 250 mililiters.
- 1928, Jean Rhys, Quartet, Penguin, published 2000, page 34:
- The place was empty save for a big man who was sitting opposite drinking a demi of dark beer.
- (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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| Cardinal: deux|
Ordinal: deuxième, second
Ordinal abbreviation: 2e, 2d, (nonstandard) 2ème
Fractional: demi, moitié
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demi m (plural demis)
- half (fraction)
- (used in time) half (half-hour)
- Il est cinq heures et demie.
- It is half past five.
- Elle sera là dans une demi-heure.(where “demi” indicates a fraction and where there is no agreement in gender and number)
- She will be here in half an hour.
- (Polynesia, France) a person of multiracial descent, usually a person with French and other non-European origin; mixed-race
- a glass of beer of 250 ml volume
- (Quebec, real estate) bathroom
- Appartements 3 1/2 pièces à louer à Montréal
- 3.5 room apartments (an apartment unit with a kitchen, a bedroom and a living room, plus a bathroom) for rent in Montreal
- “demi”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- for the sake of
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdeː.miː/, [ˈd̪eːmiː]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈde.mi/, [ˈd̪ɛːmi]
See dēmō (“I remove, take away, or subtract”).
See dēmos (“a tract of land”, “[the common] people”).