Definitions

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

  • noun The practice of accepting payment in exchange for sexual relations; prostitution.
  • noun Unlawful sexual relations.
  • noun Promiscuous sex.
  • noun Bible Unfaithfulness to God; idolatry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Prostitution of the body for hire; in general, the practice of unlawful sexual commerce.

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

  • noun The practice of unlawful intercourse with the other sex; fornication; lewdness.
  • noun (Script.) The sin of worshiping idols; idolatry.

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

  • noun the state of being a whore; prostitution

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

  • noun offering sexual intercourse for pay

Etymologies

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

[Middle English hordom, from Old Norse hōrdōmr; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English horedom ("sexual indulgence; prostitution, fornication, adultery"); equivalent to whore +‎ -dom.

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