a kept man

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a kept man/woman

someone who does not work and who is given money and a place to live by the person who they are having a sexual relationship with She was determined to find work and not become a kept woman like her sister.
See also: kept, man
References in classic literature ?
Miss Henderson was a newcomer, and it was some time before rumor made her out; but finally it transpired that she was a kept woman, the former mistress of the superintendent of a department in the same building.