A young woman whose class status is transcended by her beauty and ambition to ascend society's social latter. Often a mistress or lady friend of a wealthy man. "Becky Sharp" in Vanity Fair was such a character.
Sarah "Saartjie" Baartman was the coming freak attraction for the Egyptian Hall of Piccadilly Circus because she had the roundest, shapeliest onion of an ass South Africa has ever seen. Cheeks that sit high as Mt. Everest and provided cooling shade for anyone nestled under them. Saartjie's super sized butt was such a wonder, it was displayed at the 'Museum of Man' in Paris until her remains were finally laid to rest. The moniker, "Hottentot" was offensively donated by the Dutch based on sounds the Khoikhoi people make.