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whore

 (hôr)
n.
1. A prostitute.
2. Often Offensive A person considered sexually promiscuous.
3. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.
intr.v. whored, whor·ing, whores
1. To associate or have sexual relations with prostitutes or a prostitute.
2. To accept payment in exchange for sexual relations.
3. To compromise one's principles for personal gain.
Phrasal Verb:
whore out
1. To compromise one's principles for personal gain.
2. To offer (oneself or another) for sexual activity in exchange for money or personal gain.
3. To exploit (someone or something) crassly or unscrupulously for personal gain.

[Middle English hore, from Old English hōre; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: Derivatives of Indo-European roots have often acquired starkly contrasting meanings. A prime example is the case of the root *kā-, "to like, desire." From it was derived a stem *kāro-, from which came the prehistoric Common Germanic word *hōraz with the underlying meaning "one who desires" and the effective meaning "adulterer." The feminine of this, *hōrōn-, became hōre in Old English, the ancestor of Modern English whore. In another branch of the Indo-European family, the same stem *kāro- produced the Latin word cārus, "dear." This word has several derivatives borrowed into English, including caress, cherish, and charity, in Christian doctrine the highest form of love and the greatest of the theological virtues. · Another derivative of the root *kā- in Indo-European was *kāmo-, a descendant of which is the Sanskrit word for "love," kāmaḥ, appearing in the name of the most famous treatise on love and lovemaking, the Kamasutra.

whore

(hɔː)
n
a prostitute or promiscuous woman: often a term of abuse
vb (intr)
1. to be or act as a prostitute
2. (of a man) to have promiscuous sexual relations, esp with prostitutes
3. (often foll by after) to seek that which is immoral, idolatrous, etc
[Old English hōre; related to Old Norse hōra, Old High German hvora, Latin carus dear]
ˈwhorish adj
ˈwhorishly adv
ˈwhorishness n

whore

(hɔr, hoʊr; often hʊər)

n., v. whored, whor•ing. n.
1. a prostitute, esp. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse for money.
v.i.
2. to act as a whore.
3. to consort with whores.
[before 1100; Middle English, Old English hōre, c. Old High German huo(r)ra, Old Norse hōra]

whore


Past participle: whored
Gerund: whoring

Imperative
whore
whore
Present
I whore
you whore
he/she/it whores
we whore
you whore
they whore
Preterite
I whored
you whored
he/she/it whored
we whored
you whored
they whored
Present Continuous
I am whoring
you are whoring
he/she/it is whoring
we are whoring
you are whoring
they are whoring
Present Perfect
I have whored
you have whored
he/she/it has whored
we have whored
you have whored
they have whored
Past Continuous
I was whoring
you were whoring
he/she/it was whoring
we were whoring
you were whoring
they were whoring
Past Perfect
I had whored
you had whored
he/she/it had whored
we had whored
you had whored
they had whored
Future
I will whore
you will whore
he/she/it will whore
we will whore
you will whore
they will whore
Future Perfect
I will have whored
you will have whored
he/she/it will have whored
we will have whored
you will have whored
they will have whored
Future Continuous
I will be whoring
you will be whoring
he/she/it will be whoring
we will be whoring
you will be whoring
they will be whoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whoring
you have been whoring
he/she/it has been whoring
we have been whoring
you have been whoring
they have been whoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whoring
you will have been whoring
he/she/it will have been whoring
we will have been whoring
you will have been whoring
they will have been whoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whoring
you had been whoring
he/she/it had been whoring
we had been whoring
you had been whoring
they had been whoring
Conditional
I would whore
you would whore
he/she/it would whore
we would whore
you would whore
they would whore
Past Conditional
I would have whored
you would have whored
he/she/it would have whored
we would have whored
you would have whored
they would have whored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whore - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneywhore - 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"
Verb1.whore - work as a prostitute
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
2.whore - have unlawful sex with a whore
fornicate - have sex without being married
3.whore - compromise oneself for money or other gains; "She whored herself to Hollywood"
compromise - make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"

whore

noun
1. prostitute, hooker (U.S. slang), tart (informal), streetwalker, tom (Brit. slang), brass (slang), slag (Brit. slang), hustler (U.S. & Canad. slang), call girl, courtesan, working girl (facetious slang), harlot, loose woman, fallen woman, scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), strumpet, trollop, lady of the night, cocotte, woman of easy virtue, demimondaine, woman of ill repute, fille de joie (French), demirep (rare) There were pimps and whores standing on every street corner.
verb
1. prostitute yourself, solicit, hustle (U.S. & Canad. slang), walk the streets, sell yourself, be on the game (slang), sell your body women who have to whore in order to survive
2. sleep around, womanize, wanton (informal), wench (archaic), fornicate, lech or letch (informal) His eldest son gambled, whored and drank.

whore

noun
1. A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
2. A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations
زانِيَهعاهرة
děvkakurva
hore
hoor
huora
kurva
kurva
cabopelacur
hóra
させ子パンスケ売女売春婦娼婦
meretrix
prostituta
prostitutka
kurva
hora
đĩ

whore

[ˈhɔːʳ]
A. N (pej) → puta f
B. VI (also to go whoring) → putear, putañear (archaic)

whore

[ˈhɔːr] n (pejorative)putain f

whore

nHure f
vi (also to go whoring)herumhuren (inf)

whore

:
whorehouse
n (inf)Bordell nt, → Freudenhaus nt
whoremonger
n (old)Hurenbock m

whore

[hɔːʳ] n (pej) → puttana

whore

(hoː(r)) noun
a prostitute.
References in classic literature ?
that he had loved; and now this sudden horrible discovery--Marija a whore, and Elzbieta and the children living off her shame
Here I discovered the true causes of many great events that have surprised the world; how a whore can govern the back-stairs, the back-stairs a council, and the council a senate.
Mrs Partridge, upon this, immediately fell into a fury, and discharged the trencher on which she was eating, at the head of poor Jenny, crying out, "You impudent whore, do you play tricks with my husband before my face?
Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent.
Die you fucker, die you son of a whore, die you son of a bitch.
Now, Bette Midler took her harsh words back and called herself a "reformed old whore.
These referred to her being a slut, a whore and a f***g cow.
He took us into a war by whoring for Bush now he can whore himself as EUSSR president, His real "worry" of course is surely that one of his many gravy trains could be hitting the buffers and fall of the track.
In a familiar but apocryphal anecdote, Nell Gwyn called herself the king's Protestant whore.
THEATRE Calendar Girls, Liverpool Empire until October 2; 0844 847 2525; Tis Pity She's A Whore, above, Everyman Theatre, until October 30, 0151 709 4776; Our Day Out - The Musical, Royal Court, until October 9, 0870 787 1866; Annie, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, until October 2, 0151 666 0000.
A noted authority on dramatist John Ford, editor Hopkins (English, Sheffield Hallam University) has assembled an outstanding collection of essays dealing with Ford's famous tragedy 'Tis Pity She's A Whore.
An affluent Iranian hotel owner told a criminal court in London that he did not rape a teenage girl whom he took to be "a whore.