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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 ?
Rome now hath turned harlot and harlot-stew, Rome's Caesar a beast, and God--hath turned Jew!
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?
These desperate ones were the dregs of the city's cesspools, wretches who hid at night in the rain-soaked cellars of old ramshackle tenements, in "stale-beer dives" and opium joints, with abandoned women in the last stages of the harlot's progress--women who had been kept by Chinamen and turned away at last to die.
Remove their swelling epithetes, thick-laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin-sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling, Where God is praised aright and godlike men, The Holiest of Holies and his Saints (Such are from God inspired, not such from thee); Unless where moral virtue is expressed By light of Nature, not in all quite lost.
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.'
But now she quite gave up all effort, now it was a grin, a broad grin; there was something shameless, provocative in that quite unchildish face; it was depravity, it was the face of a harlot, the shameless face of a French harlot.
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.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy that would bury alive a woman of her age if her husband prefers to live with harlots."
Wasiu alleged that his wife was a troublemaker, drunk and harlot. According to him, she has no regard for him and goes out at will.
'But she's a harlot,' I told her, only 'harlot' wasn't the word.
An introduction by the translator gives an overview of the novelistAEs life and career and points to themes from his writing to look for in the memoir, such as images of women as mother, femme fatale, and harlot, as well as themes of ambiguous sexuality and homosexuality.