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  • n. A man who protects a prostitute and lives off her earnings; a pimp.


French souteneur literally "one who supports", from the verb soutenir. (Wiktionary)



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  • an old word for a man who lives on the earnings of prostitutes (a pimp). From a French word meaning 'protector.'

    October 31, 2007