- French souteneur literally "one who supports", from the verb soutenir. (Wiktionary)
“At any rate, a certain Auguste Papon (a mixture of pimp and _souteneur_), whom she had met in Paris, happened to be in Munich at the same time as herself.”
“Bully Bottom" in _A Midsummer Night's Dream_, later an overbearing ruffian, especially a coward who abuses his strength by ill-treating the weak; more technically a _souteneur_, a man who lives on the earnings of a prostitute.”
“We are here in a confused field where the facts are complicated by a number of considerations, and where circumstances may very widely differ, for the "fancy boy" -- selected from affection by the prostitute herself -- may easily become the _souteneur_, or "cadet" as he is termed in New York, who seduces and trains to prostitution a large number of girls.”
“Police-officers tell us that it is very difficult to make a prostitute confess anything concerning her _souteneur_.”
“Maria R., with her face marked by a terrible scar produced by her _souteneur_, still carefully preserved many years afterward the portrait of the aggressor, and when we asked her to explain her affection she replied: 'But he wounded me because he loved me.”
“The debauchee, the souteneur, the rough often break out into murmurs at a slightly risky scene or expression, though they be very harmless in comparison with their customary conversation.”
“_souteneur_, although from the respectable point of view he has put himself into a low-down moral position, is, after all, not so very unlike those parasitic wives who, on a higher social level, live lazily on their husbands 'professional earnings, and sometimes give much less than the _souteneur_ in return.”
“_souteneur_ constitutes a form of "white slavery.”
“_cagot_ and a _souteneur de soutanes_; and not until the Commune did the”
“(Montagu Williams, _Round London_, p. 79.) "The prostitute really loves her _souteneur_, notwithstanding all the persecutions he inflicts on her.”
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