harlot


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har·lot

 (här′lət)
n.
A woman prostitute.

[Middle English, vagabond, itinerant jester, rascal, lecher, harlot, from Old French arlot, herlot, vagabond, of unknown origin.]

har′lot·ry (-lə-trē) n.

harlot

(ˈhɑːlət)
n
a prostitute or promiscuous woman
adj
archaic of or like a harlot
[C13: from Old French herlot rascal, of obscure origin]
ˈharlotry n

har•lot

(ˈhɑr lət)

n.
a prostitute; whore.
[1175–1225; Middle English: young idler, rogue < Old French herlot, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harlot - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneyharlot - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

harlot

noun (Literary) prostitute, tart (informal), whore, slag, pro (slang), tramp (slang) (Brit. slang), call girl, working girl (facetious slang), slapper (Brit. slang), hussy, streetwalker, loose woman, fallen woman, scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), strumpet At one time, paint was the sign of a harlot or a loose woman.

harlot

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
Translations

harlot

[ˈhɑːlət] Nramera f

harlot

n (old)Metze f (old), → Hure f
References in classic literature ?
Rome now hath turned harlot and harlot-stew, Rome's Caesar a beast, and God--hath turned Jew!
However, what she withheld from the infant, she bestowed with the utmost profuseness on the poor unknown mother, whom she called an impudent slut, a wanton hussy, an audacious harlot, a wicked jade, a vile strumpet, with every other appellation with which the tongue of virtue never fails to lash those who bring a disgrace on the sex.
He was stopped by a painted harlot, who put her hand on his arm; he pushed her violently away with brutal words.
Adeimantus, on account of some newfangled love of a harlot, who is anything but a necessary connection, can you believe that he would strike the mother who is his ancient friend and necessary to his very existence, and would place her under the authority of the other, when she is brought under the same roof with her; or that, under like circumstances, he would do the same to his withered old father, first and most indispensable of friends, for the sake of some newly found blooming youth who is the reverse of indispensable?
Creighton heard Kim say bitterly: 'Trust a Brahmin before a snake, and a snake before an harlot, and an harlot before a Pathan, Mahbub Ali.
But now she quite gave up all effort, now it was a grin, a broad grin; there was something shameless, provocative in that quite unchildish face; it was depravity, it was the face of a harlot, the shameless face of a French harlot.
There were a number of harlots in the tavern: some were sitting with men, others by themselves; and presently I noticed that one of these was looking at us.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy that would bury alive a woman of her age if her husband prefers to live with harlots.
To pursue this idea further, it is necessary to return to a scene early in the novel, (but late in Harry's life) before he decides to travel to Russia, when the news has come that Harlot is dead.
If he knew I was dancing in a club he would call me a harlot and that would be that.
But the 28-year-old reality TV star, dubbed Charlotte the Harlot for her fling with a fellow contestant, denied she had blown all her winnings.
He called her a trollop and a harlot and said she was damaging the Royal Family.