Definitions

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

  • noun A contemptible or detestable person.
  • adjective Abominable; detestable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bastard: used generally in contempt, or in coarse familiarity, and without exactness of meaning.
  • Bastard-like; mean; scurvy: used in contempt, or in coarse familiarity, and applied to persons or things.

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

  • noun Archaic A bastard; colloquially, a low, scurvy fellow; -- used generally in contempt, or in coarse humor. Also used adjectively.

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

  • noun An illegitimate child born of unwed parents.
  • noun literally The son of a prostitute.

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

  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compound of whore +‎ son: the son of a whore.

Examples

  • It is also exceedingly amusing to note how the old adjective "whoreson" bothers M. de Chatelain, who seems to consider it a word of weight and meaning.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • “Sweet Jesu, Thomas,” Robert cried, “let me slice this evil whoreson!”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “Sweet Jesu, Thomas,” Robert cried, “let me slice this evil whoreson!”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • “Are you just going to leave me here to rot or are you going to give me a chance to help you bring down that miserable whoreson who calls himself my uncle?”

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • You are too much for me Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch ...

    Yeehaw! - Friday Night Male Flesh - Cowboy Style

  • “Sweet Jesu, Thomas,” Robert cried, “let me slice this evil whoreson!”

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • I saw Pinch gaping even as he hammered on the drum, and I went and danced before him, staring until he lowered his eyes, while I sang, Whoreson, whoreson, whoreson! and fizzed with laughter.

    Wildfire

  • I saw Pinch gaping even as he hammered on the drum, and I went and danced before him, staring until he lowered his eyes, while I sang, Whoreson, whoreson, whoreson! and fizzed with laughter.

    Wildfire

  • I saw Pinch gaping even as he hammered on the drum, and I went and danced before him, staring until he lowered his eyes, while I sang, Whoreson, whoreson, whoreson! and fizzed with laughter.

    Wildfire

  • Something like calling someone a whoreson, I suppose.

    Essays in Honor of OOS - The Panda's Thumb

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