Definition of whoreson in US English:



  • An unpleasant or greatly disliked person.

    • ‘Damned if that whoreson barber hadn't done another terrible job of shaving him that morning.’
    • ‘It was time to let Somerset know that his greatest enemy was not yet, as the little whoreson believed, dead.’
    • ‘The whoreson's life is mine to claim and I will use any method at my disposal to be rid of him.’
    • ‘The Earl of Kent in King Lear insults Oswald: ‘Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!’’
    • ‘The whoreson bastard was here, so close Harnak could smell him, and he snarled and struck his mount with his spurs.’
    scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doer
    View synonyms


Middle English: from whore + son, suggested by Anglo-Norman French fiz a putain.