harlot

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French herlot, arlot ‎(vagabond, tramp), of unknown origin.

NounEdit

harlot ‎(plural harlots)

  1. (derogatory, archaic) a female prostitute

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VerbEdit

harlot ‎(third-person singular simple present harlots, present participle harloting or harlotting, simple past and past participle harloted or harlotted)

  1. To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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AdjectiveEdit

harlot ‎(comparative more harlot, superlative most harlot)

  1. (obsolete) wanton; lewd; low; base
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors: Act 5, scene 1, 204–205
      This day, great duke, she shut the doors upon me, / While she with harlots feasted in my house.
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