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 (hôr′sən) Archaic
A contemptible or detestable person.
Abominable; detestable.


1. a bastard
2. a scoundrel; wretch
vile or hateful


(ˈhɔr sən, ˈhoʊr-; often ˈhʊər-)

n. Archaic.
1. a bastard.
2. wretch; scoundrel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whoreson - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parentswhoreson - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
2.whoreson - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
References in classic literature ?
but she is a brave lass, and a right and stout one, and fit to be helpmate to any knight-errant that is or is to be, who may make her his lady: the whoreson wench, what sting she has and what a voice
Thou damned tripe visaged rascal - Henry IV part 2 You whoreson cullionly barbermonger - King Lear An ass head and a coxcomb and a knave, a thin faced knave and gull - Twelfth Night Thou cream faced loon -Macbeth
Hamlet, "your water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead
19) and that he owes a duty to his illegitimate ("the whoreson must be acknowledged" [1.
The blue sky stretches out and every whoreson is a giggling minion though some further rhombus of peace may be offered us, the beauty of the ineluctable strains.
Of course Old Mahon may also be 'a whoreson mad fellow'.