Definition of harlotry in US English:



  • See harlot

    • ‘Zhdanov's tirades had included his description of Anna Akhmatova as ‘a nun or a whore - or rather both a nun and a whore who combines harlotry with prayer.’’
    • ‘The first part of the essay is a story which her mother tells her about her allegedly adulterous aunt, villainized and accused of harlotry.’
    • ‘There is something appealing about the combination of purity and harlotry we associate with blonde hair.’
    • ‘Through chastity, as opposed to adultery and harlotry, both spiritual and physical, a person refuses to be made into an instrument and vessel of pleasure.’
    • ‘I felt sorry for every pregnant woman I saw now and took the pill, the only regular thing in my life till harlotry began.’