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.
In particular, visual effects in Vermeer's paintings reveal his use of a mirror in The Procuress [1656], a concave lens in A Maid Asleep [ca.
Soon after this incident, he became incensed to hear gossip that Yovanna's photo was included among the jet-set prostitutes in the album of the infamous procuress Madame rochy: (11)--" Ahora va a saber quien soy yo
Let the tomb of the procuress be an old amphora with a broken neck: assault it from above, wild fig tree.
ensnares Encolpius at the brothel of a procuress named Quartilla aligns
Gerrit Van Honthorst's Procuress (1625), for example, portrays a brothel scene in which a buxom young woman accepts a proposition from an admirer.
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.
Wolfe's charged descriptions bring to mind paintings by Otto Dix and George Grosz illustrating the degradation resulting from cupidity and lust, such as Dix's old and scheming Procuress (c.
An anonymous manuscript from circa 1650 that narrates the story of a brothel--presumably located in Madrid--its sexual workers, and wide social spectrum of clients, according to the testimony of its own procuress (a rarity indeed, since brothels administration was reserved for men), sounds appealing at first glance.