Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Often Offensive A person considered to be sexually promiscuous.
  • noun A woman prostitute.
  • noun An untidy, dirty woman; a slattern.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A careless, lazy woman; a woman who is uncleanly as regards her person or her house; a slattern: often used as a name of contempt for a woman and (formerly) also for a man. See sloven.
  • noun A young woman; a jade; a wench: used lightly.
  • noun An awkward person, animal, or thing.
  • noun A female dog; a bitch.
  • To befoul; render unclean.

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

  • noun An untidy woman; a slattern.
  • noun obsolete A servant girl; a drudge.
  • noun A female dog; a bitch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable, often derogatory A sexually promiscuous woman or girl.
  • noun countable, derogatory A man with the above qualities, often a gay man.
  • noun countable, archaic, derogatory A slovenly, untidy person, usually a woman.
  • noun countable, obsolete, derogatory A bold, outspoken woman.
  • noun countable, obsolete A female dog.
  • noun countable, obsolete A maid.
  • noun countable, obsolete A rag soaked in a flammable substance and lit for illumination.
  • verb To wear slutty clothing or makeup, or otherwise behave in a slutty manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a woman adulterer
  • noun a dirty untidy woman

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English slutte.]

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First attested in 1402 CE, with the meaning untidy woman; cognate with the Dutch slodder, dialectal Swedish slata (idle woman). From the Late Middle English slutte, from slut (mud); of uncertain origin beyond that. Compare the dialectal Norwegian slutr (sleet, impure liquid).

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  • Acronym for the South Lake Union Trolley in Seattle.

    October 13, 2007

  • How unfortunate!

    October 13, 2007

  • This is just such a soothing word to say. It really rolls off the tongue.

    October 13, 2007

  • I don't know about anybody else--I use this word to describe promiscuous people of any gender. (A few people I know do the same.)

    October 14, 2007

  • Ditto. But I try not to use it much.

    October 14, 2007

  • My wife tells me our 21 year old daughter uses the term slut for both sexes. Obviously, a generational thing.

    October 14, 2007

  • I use slut and man slut.

    October 14, 2007

  • A town in Vasterbotten, Sweden.

    January 4, 2008

  • Means "end" in Swedish.

    July 13, 2009

  • Citation on lum.

    July 23, 2009