American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman prostitute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trundle.
- n. A low vagrant strumpet; a drab; a trollop.
- n. A girl; a lass; a wench.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A drab; a strumpet; a harlot; a trollop.
- n. obsolete A girl; a wench; a lass.
- From German Trulle. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from German Trulle, from Middle High German trulle; akin to Old Norse troll, creature, troll. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nay, even the tipsy crew at Bacchus's affected to treat her name with scorn: -- "The girl had made much noise about being called a trull, as if many a better than she wasn't one; and, after all, what was the prudish wench?”
“Perhaps for once he'd wisely spent his coin on an honest trull.”
“He tells his naively unbelieving sister which her father "gives his potent regiment to a trull.”
“Somebody born in the late 1890's might have viewed this couple as a trull and a roué, and been convinced they would burn in Hell for fornication.”
“I adored her just then, the trull, and I felt a kinship with her too, for she came from the Kingswood where I was raised.”
““Look here, sir,” says she, “at the conduck of your precious trull of a daughter — alone with this man, kissin and dandlin, and Lawd knows what besides.””
“And so, of course, when the Tofts trull was later brought to bed of not one, not two, but a whole warren of infant rabbits, that was all the scientific proof any man seemed to need.”
Asimov's Science Fiction
“‘Yes,’ shouted the captain, ‘his wife — a trull — a common — —’”
“In fact, he was probably toasting his good fortune by bedding some pert-breasted, doe-eyed trull, who would offer him no trouble, no lectures, nothing but pleasure.”
“And if I were so disposed, where would I find aught but a toothless village trull?”
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A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
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A collection of words about doing the nasty.
Words for women.
Words from James Joyce's novel.
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Words not for general usage, more trivia.
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