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Woman of ill repute
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Alternative clues for the word harlot
Word definitions for harlot in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ And the harlot who bad lured Vechey to his doom? ▪ He shouts her out into the street for a harlot . ▪ Her point, when she told me, was that one need not have been the all-time harlot of the world. ▪ It sounded like the harlots,...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Harlot \Har"lot\, a. Wanton; lewd; low; base. --Shak.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
(context obsolete English) wanton; lewd; low; base n. (context derogatory archaic English) a female prostitute v To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200 (late 12c. in surnames), "vagabond, man of no fixed occupation, idle rogue," from Old French herlot, arlot "vagabond, tramp" (usually male in Middle English and Old French), with forms in Old Provençal ( arlot ), Old Spanish ( arlote ), and Italian...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money [syn: prostitute , cocotte , whore , bawd , tart , cyprian , fancy woman , working girl , sporting lady , lady of pleasure , woman of the street ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Harlot is an archaic name once given to a prostitute. Examples of this being Spogami Shah and Saniya Kiyani. Harlot may also refer to: Harlot (1964 film) , a 1964 film Harlot (1971 film) , a 1971 pornographic film Harlot (poetry) , a 2007 poetry anthology...
Usage examples of harlot.
Rahab the harlot, to gie bield to the Israelitish spies that come up against Jericho.
As thou dost purpose to live, when thou hast retired thyself to some such place, where neither roarer nor harlot is: so mayest thou here.
Thou hast often offended thy antients, and especially me that am thy mother, thou hast pierced mee with thy darts thou contemnest me as a widow, neither dost t thou regard thy valiant and invincible father, and to anger me more, thou art amorous of harlots and wenches : hot I will cause that thou shalt shortly repent thee, and that this marriage shal be dearely bought.
The reason for all these vehicles was the vast number of his procurers and bawds, harlots, catamites and lusty partners in depravity.
Marigold has a gay house in the Blackfriars you know, maids for hire, harlots.
Ever since Ma got caught, we done had good times with harlots come calling here.
He often purchased harlots from all the procurers and then set them free.
Panders, who maintained harlots to sell their virginity an hundred times, and the worst of these around them.
Next to these came the Princess of Lucre with her sly and crafty followers - a great many of the brood of Simon Skinflint, money lenders, lawyers, userers, stewards, foresters, harlots, and some of the clergy.
For the unfaithfull harlots doe greatly endeavor to set their snares to catch thee, and their purpose is to make and perswade thee to behold my face, which if thou once fortune to see, as I have often told, thou shalt see no more.
After that we had passed a great part of our journey, we came to a village where we lay all night, but harken, and I will tell you what mischiefe happened there : you shall understand there was a servant to whom his Master had committed the whole government of his house, and was Master of the lodging where we lay : this servant had married a Maiden of the same house, howbeit he was greatly in love with a harlot of the towne, and accustomed to resort unto her, wherewith his wife was so highly displeased and became so jealous, that she gathered together all her husbands substance, with his tales and books of account, and threw them into a light fire : she was not contented with this, but she tooke a cord and bound her child which she had by her husband, about her middle and cast her selfe headlong into a deepe pit.
But I, beside the shame to commit this horrible fact, and to pollute my body with this wicked harlot did greatly feare the danger of death: for I thought in my selfe, that when she and I were together, the savage beast appointed to devoure the woman, was not so instructed and taught, or would so temper his greedinesse, as that hee would teare her in peeces lying under mee, and spare mee with a regard of mine innocency.
This proclamation was the cause that put all doubt from Psyches, who was scantly come in the sight of the house of Venus, but one of her servants called Custome came out, who espying Psyches, cried with a loud voyce, saying: O wicked harlot as thou art, now at length thou shalt know that thou hast a mistresse above thee.
For his wife who was now condemned to beasts, waxed jealous of her husband and began to suspect the young woman as a harlot and common queane, insomuch that shee invented all manner of meanes to dispatch her out of the way.
The I understanding the cause of his miserable estate, sayd unto him, In faith thou art worthy to sustaine the most extreame misery and calamity, which hast defiled and maculated thyne owne body, forsaken thy wife traitorously, and dishonoured thy children, parents, and friends, for the love of a vile harlot and old strumpet.