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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 ?
I encountered a chaplet or string of miserable and unfortunate people, and did for them what my sense of duty demands of me, and as for the rest be that as it may; and whoever takes objection to it, saving the sacred dignity of the senor licentiate and his honoured person, I say he knows little about chivalry and lies like a whoreson villain, and this I will give him to know to the fullest extent with my sword;" and so saying he settled himself in his stirrups and pressed down his morion; for the barber's basin, which according to him was Mambrino's helmet, he carried hanging at the saddle-bow until he could repair the damage done to it by the galley slaves.
O whoreson scoundrel, how ungrateful you are, you see yourself raised from the dust of the earth to be a titled lord, and the return you make for so great a benefit is to speak evil of her who has conferred it upon you
Released from an institution at the age of majority, Konar's unnamed heroine is just one member of a motley crew of mentally ill whores and whoresons, johns, and Holocaust survivors brought together by the accident of being a family.