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A prostitute or promiscuous woman.
prostitute, whore, call girl, sex worker, white slavepromiscuous woman, slut, hussymodel, escort, masseusefille de joie, demi-mondaine, grande horizontaleputapro, tail, brass nail, tom, ho, woman on the game, working girl, member of the oldest profession, floozie, mollscrubber, slag, slapperhooker, tramp, hustler, roundheeltart, streetwalker, woman of the streets, woman of the night, scarlet woman, loose woman, fallen woman, woman of easy virtue, cocottestrumpet, courtesan, trollop, wanton, woman of ill repute, lady of pleasure, cyprian, doxy, drab, quean, trull, wenchView synonyms
- ‘Everyone would think that she was a harlot who slept around.’
- ‘She is often referred to as a whore and a harlot, for she is of lower class than both Desdemona and Emilia.’
- ‘When choosing red we are not choosing to be strumpets, harlots, hookers, liars, and witches, but rather to wear their totemic color, the shade of Mars as well as that of heartbreak, to see how we look.’
- ‘Once athletic girls in pleated short short skirts, they displayed sexual temptation as unchaste harlots, now they've atoned for their sinfulness.’
- ‘I asked her what she did for work; she told me she was a dancer; then in another moment, she explained she was a stripper, a harlot, a prostitute.’
Middle English (denoting a vagabond or beggar, later a lecherous man or woman): from Old French harlot, herlot young man, knave, vagabond.
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