from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A showy, flaunting woman; a courtezan; a prostitute. Formerly also blowess and blowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Low A prostitute; a courtesan; a strumpet.


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  • n. a prostitute or courtesan

    Used in thieves' jargon so that others could not understand their meaning

    (Foyle, Christopher. Foyle's Philavery, pg. 26)

    October 23, 2008

  • It's up the spout and Charley Wag

    with wipes and tickers and what not.

    Until the squeezer nips your scrag,

    Booze and the blowens cop the lot.

    October 23, 2008