whore

whore
A woman who practices unlawful commerce with men, particularly one who does so for hire; a harlot; a concubine; a prostitute. A woman may acquire the character of a whore without being generally accessible to men. She may be the mistress of one and chaste toward all others. But in common parlance a vast difference is recognized between such a person and her who yields only to the solicitations of her affianced. Such a person may not justly be called a whore. Sheehey v Cokley, 43 Iowa 183.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Whore — Whore, v. t. To corrupt by lewd intercourse; to make a whore of; to debauch. [R.] Congreve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whore — Whore, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whoring}.] [Cf. Icel. h?ra. See {Whore}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have unlawful sexual intercourse; to practice lewdness. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) To worship false and impure gods. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whore — whore·dom; whore·son; whore; …   English syllables

  • whore — (hôr) n. 1) A prostitute. 2) Often Offensive A person considered sexually promiscuous. 3) A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain. intr.v. whored, whor·ing, whores 1) To associate or have sexual relations with pros …   Word Histories

  • whore — [hôr; ] occas. [ ho͞or, hoor] n. [ME hore < OE < or akin to ON hora < IE base * kā , to like, be fond of, desire > L carus, dear, precious, Latvian kārs, lecherous] 1. PROSTITUTE 2. any woman who engages in promiscuous sexual… …   English World dictionary

  • Whore — (h[=o]r), n. [OE. hore, AS. h[=o]re; akin to D. hoer, hoere, G. hure, OHG. huora, huorra, Icel. h[=o]ra, Dan. hore, Sw. hora, Goth. h[=o]rs an adulterer, AS. h[=o]r adultery, OHG. huor, and probably to L. carus dear. Cf. {Charity}.] A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whore — [ho: US ho:r] n informal [: Old English; Origin: hore] 1.) taboo an offensive word for a woman who has many sexual partners. Do not use this word. 2.) a female ↑prostitute …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • whore — ► NOUN derogatory ▪ a prostitute or promiscuous woman. ► VERB 1) work as a prostitute. 2) use the services of prostitutes. DERIVATIVES whorish adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Whore — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Die Hure Originaltitel: Whore Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1990 Länge: 85 Minuten Originalsprache: englisch Altersfreiga …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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