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Whoreson \Whore"son\, n. A bastard; colloquially, a low, scurvy fellow; -- used generally in contempt, or in coarse humor. Also used adjectively. [Archaic]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from whore (n.) + son. Often used affectionately, it translates Anglo-French fiz a putain. As an adjective, "mean, scurvy, contemptuous," from mid-15c.


n. 1 An illegitimate child born of unwed parents. 2 (context literally English) The son of a prostitute.

  1. n. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn: bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate]

  2. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, son of a bitch, SOB]


The term Whoreson can refer to

  • Bastard (law of England and Wales) - Bastardy law in England
  • Whoreson - a 1972 novel by Donald Goines
Whoreson (novel)

Whoreson is a novel by Donald Goines that has been rumoured to be at least partly autobiographical. Goines wrote the novel while incarcerated and sought input from his fellow inmates, who urged him to submit the work to Holloway House. It is Goines's first written work and was written before Dopefiend but was published in 1972, after Dopefiend was released.

Usage examples of "whoreson".

But the vinter mild hass been, und the whoreson Scots anytime could march.

And might not for some time yet: the whoreson Vellant'im refused to come out of Catha Heights for an honest fight.

Well, I dinna like the awd whoreson prowlin' aboot, no' when there's a bonnie young guidwife here and in ma care.

Richard, a whoreson crookback, misbegotten, makes love to a widowed Ann (what's in a name?

I'll make a sop o' the moonshine of you:draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger, draw.

But King Looie was only play-acting, he was like a whoreson actor in a Southwark theatre, got up in a gaudy costume, acting the way he imagined that a warrior King might act.

This whoreson piss-pot little bastard stole my wife away, and now he won’t tell me where she is.

I asked the turnkeys - God-damned half-baked whoreson lubbers - and all they could tell me was that Barrington, the pickpocket, you remember, was allowed to mess with the bosun.

For that alone, every one of the whoresons deserved a slow and painful death.

Rohan would be appalled to know what I’m thinking right now—that I wish to all Hells I was a Sunrunner, so I could blast every one of those whoresons to ashes for what they did to our boy.

When the ladder men reach the walls we'll pelt the whoresons with rocks.