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 ?
no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word--the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
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.
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?
Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee.
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.
Rome now hath turned harlot and harlot-stew, Rome's Caesar a beast, and God--hath turned Jew!
The candle-end was flickering out in the battered candlestick, dimly lighting up in the poverty-stricken room the murderer and the harlot who had so strangely been reading together the eternal book.
Here Love his golden shafts imploies, here lights His constant Lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels; not in the bought smile Of Harlots, loveless, joyless, unindeard, Casual fruition, nor in Court Amours Mixt Dance, or wanton Mask, or Midnight Bal, Or Serenate, which the starv'd Lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain.
The old staircase Is full of pitfalls, and the churlish moon Grows, like a miser, niggard of her beams, And hides her face behind a muslin mask As harlots do when they go forth to snare Some wretched soul in sin.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy that would bury alive a woman of her age if her husband prefers to live with harlots.
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.