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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mort (woman) + wap (to engage in sexual intercourse) + apace (quickly, rapidly, with speed)

NounEdit

mort wap-apace (plural morts wap-apace)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) An experienced prostitute.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) A sexually active woman.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of the Underworld, London, Macmillan Co., 1949