procuress


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procuress

(prəˈkjʊərɪs)
n
a woman who procures women or girls as prostitutes

pro•cur•ess

(proʊˈkyʊər ɪs, prə-)

n.
a woman who procures prostitutes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.procuress - a woman pimp
fancy man, pandar, pander, panderer, pimp, procurer, ponce - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
Translations

procuress

[prəˈkjʊərɪs] Nalcahueta f, proxeneta f

procuress

nKupplerin f
References in classic literature ?
Mrs Western, having drained Mrs Miller of all she knew, which, indeed, was but little, but which was sufficient to make the aunt suspect a great deal, dismissed her with assurances that Sophia would not see her, that she would send no answer to the letter, nor ever receive another; nor did she suffer her to depart without a handsome lecture on the merits of an office to which she could afford no better name than that of procuress.
Of course, Ecclesia cannot be lost, and the procession of images from procuress to mother needs a virgin to complete the transformed perception.
6) Goethe and others have interpreted the painting as showing a father gently admonishing his ashamed daughter in the mother's presence, while ter Borch intended to depict a young prostitute haggling with her client while her procuress looks on.
In a regime of economic laissez-faire, which had at its heart the repulsive excesses of Edward VII, the fact that Mrs Warren was a procuress with a consequently large bank balance through trading in flesh, was somehow indulgedor whitewashed over by those who had money in her business, and were looking for a good return on their capital.
HUSH Free Press, 12 October 1935: "White Slave Lures: Sinister Servant-Girl Snare Used by Convicted Montreal Procuress, Mme.
In Constantine's law, the word for an adulteress is moecha; a preparer of poisons/dealer in magic is a medicamentaria/us; and a procuress or go-between is a conciliatrix.
4) Together, in this specific combination, these characters almost always evoke the figures of the prostitute, her male client, and the procuress.
Are they chaperone and charge, procuress and prostitute?
Mary is not only imagined as a tutor but also a procuress of sorts.
Table 1 Title, Year, and Camera Obscura Use for Paintings Viewed by Participants in Experiment 1 Painting title Year Camera obscura use The Procuress c.
Younge, rather than acting as procuress, merely hides the lovers after their flight).
And in the vivid scene where she parades the trinkets before Fanny and induces her to choose the necklace given by Henry, there is something almost of the procuress.