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

  • n. A woman prostitute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female prostitute; a woman who is very sexually active.
  • n. A female adulterer.
  • n. A mistress.
  • n. A trollop, a whore.
  • v. To debauch.
  • v. To dishonour with the reputation of being a strumpet; to belie; to slander.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prostitute; a harlot.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet.
  • transitive v. To debauch.
  • transitive v. To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prostitute; a harlot; a bold, lascivious woman: also used adjectively.
  • To make a strumpet of; bring to the condition of a strumpet.
  • To call or treat as a strumpet; give an ill name to; slander seurrilously.

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

  • n. a woman adulterer


Middle English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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    August 9, 2007

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    August 8, 2007