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

  • adjective Of or relating to Cyprus; Cypriot.
  • adjective Of or relating to the ancient worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus.
  • adjective Licentious; wanton.
  • noun A wanton person.
  • noun A prostitute.
  • Christian prelate and martyr who led Christians in North Africa during persecution by the Roman emperors Decius and Valerian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Cypriote.
  • Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus; hence, lewd; wanton.
  • noun Same as Cypriote.
  • noun A lewd woman; a courtezan; a strumpet.

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

  • adjective Belonging to Cyprus.
  • adjective Of, pertaining, or conducing to, lewdness.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Cyprus, especially of ancient Cyprus; a Cypriot.
  • noun A lewd woman; a harlot.

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

  • noun archaic Cypriot
  • noun obsolete A lewd woman; a harlot.
  • adjective archaic Cypriot

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

  • adjective of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
  • adjective resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money


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