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

  • noun A woman prostitute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a strumpet of; bring to the condition of a strumpet.
  • To call or treat as a strumpet; give an ill name to; slander scurrilously.
  • noun A prostitute; a harlot; a bold, lascivious woman: also used adjectively.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet.
  • noun A prostitute; a harlot.
  • transitive verb obsolete To debauch.
  • transitive verb To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander.

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

  • noun A female prostitute; a woman who is very sexually active.
  • noun A female adulterer.
  • noun A mistress.
  • noun derogatory A trollop, a whore.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To debauch.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To dishonour with the reputation of being a strumpet; to belie; to slander.

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

  • noun a woman adulterer


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

[Middle English.]


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  • This word always makes me think of pastry. ;-)

    August 8, 2007

  • It's a good insult to use because the girl often doesn't know what you are calling her. Of course, just from the sound and tone you say it with, they are often able to figure it out.

    August 9, 2007

  • You don't actually *use* this word, do you???

    August 9, 2007

  • Say it all nice and sugary and it sounds like an endearing pet name. "Hey Strumpet, how are you today?" or "my little strumpet."

    August 9, 2007

  • No Jenna, I don't, I think I might have used it jokingly once. My comment was just imagining what it would be like if I could work it into conversations.

    August 9, 2007

  • I still think it sounds like pastry....

    August 9, 2007

  • I like the nickname Jenna, but have never used it. I may need to start. Thank you, seanahan. :)

    August 10, 2007

  • There's a type of a bawd called a strumpet

    Who - I'm told - can be played like a trumpet

    But when you have paid

    That streetwalking jade

    Then, sir, you can like it or lump it!

    October 13, 2007

  • It's useful as a cheeky term of endearment.

    November 20, 2007

  • There's quirky English movie titled Strumpet. Too bizarre for me to summarise here but worth seeing if you can find it.

    November 27, 2007

  • Guitar hero champion pooch; plays with great flourish.

    January 20, 2009

  • But a whippet plays faster.

    January 20, 2009