from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who kicks up the dust; a streetwalker: a term of contempt applied to a woman of low character.

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

  • noun obsolete One who kicks up the dust; a streetwalker; a low manner.


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  • As for "tosspots" that exclusively denote women, all I have found accuse them of immoral behavior: flingdust and flingstink, and the milder shaketail and wagtail (which is also the name of a bird that performs the gesture in a less suggestive manner).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1 1987


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