The situation when one must choose between two unbearable options. The word got popularized initially through the novel on which the movie is based.
A term describing a sexually attractive woman and comes from the early 30s of the last century. It became a dictionary word and while it was used by generations quite commonly, it today sounds little from the bygone era and is slowly becoming archaic.
This word was used as a name in the famous and controversial book which later was also filmed as a movie with Jeremy Irons in one of the title roles. The word we are looking for refers to an under aged girl who likes to provoke or / and tries to seduce older men.