Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KEEP-MISS, n.comb. “A woman supported as a paramour” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

[From keep = keept, pa.p. of Keep, + Eng. miss, a concubine, a kept mistress.]

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