Definitions

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

  • noun A woman prostitute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To trundle.
  • noun A low vagrant strumpet; a drab; a trollop.
  • noun A girl; a lass; a wench.

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

  • noun A drab; a strumpet; a harlot; a trollop.
  • noun obsolete A girl; a wench; a lass.

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

  • noun A female prostitute or harlot.

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from German Trulle, from Middle High German trulle; akin to Old Norse troll, creature, troll.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From German Trulle.

Examples

  • 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?

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  • He tells his naively unbelieving sister which her father "gives his potent regiment to a trull."

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  • He tells his naively unbelieving sister which her father "gives his potent regiment to a trull."

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  • Perhaps for once he'd wisely spent his coin on an honest trull.

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  • Perhaps for once he'd wisely spent his coin on an honest trull.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • “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.”

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  • A woman prostitute.

    Perhaps from German Trulle, from Middle High German trulle; akin to Old Norse troll, creature, troll.

    August 1, 2009

  • "'Mrs. Chisholm! Mrs. Bug!' I pleaded, but neither paid the least attention.

    'Kittock! Mislearnit pilsh!' bellowed Mrs. Chisholm, jabbing madly with her broom....

    'Ha! Ye pert trull!'"

    —Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (NY: Bantam Dell, 2001), 330

    January 20, 2010