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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.
a prostitute or promiscuous woman
archaic of or like a harlot
[C13: from Old French herlot rascal, of obscure origin]
a prostitute; whore.
[1175–1225; Middle English: young idler, rogue < Old French herlot, of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||harlot - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money|
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl
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
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.