American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman prostitute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fellow; a varlet; a male servant: often used opprobriously. Compare varlet.
- n. A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman.
- Pertaining to or like a harlot; wanton; lewd; low; base.
- To practise lewdness with harlots or as a harlot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.
- n. obsolete A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.
- n. A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.
- adj. Wanton; lewd; low; base.
- v. To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
- n. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
- Middle English, vagabond, rogue, lecher, harlot, from Old French arlot, herlot, vagabond. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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