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strumpet

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English strumpet, strompet, strumpett. Further origin uncertain; possibly from Middle Dutch strompen (to stalk) or strompe (stocking); or Late Latin stuprum (violation) or stuprare (to have an affair).

NounEdit

strumpet (plural strumpets)

  1. A female prostitute; a woman who is very sexually active.
  2. A female adulterer.
  3. A mistress.
  4. (derogatory) A trollop, a whore.

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VerbEdit

strumpet (third-person singular simple present strumpets, present participle strumpeting, simple past and past participle strumpeted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To debauch.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, II. ii. 153:
      My blood is mingled with the crime of lust; / For if we two be one, and thou play false, / I do digest the poison of thy flesh, / Being strumpeted by thy contagion.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To dishonour with the reputation of being a strumpet; to belie; to slander.
    • Massinger
      With his untrue reports, strumpet your fame.

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