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procuress

[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-]
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noun
  1. a woman who procures prostitutes.

Origin of procuress

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at procurer, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for procuress

Historical Examples

  • I saw that the woman was a procuress, and I only replied with a smile of contempt.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • In her later years, she followed the vile trade of a procuress.

    Greek Women

    Mitchell Carroll

  • He was regarding this old French procuress with grave attention.

    House of Torment</p>

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • Instead of returning me to my home, the procuress left me in an isolated dwelling not far from Versailles.

  • Bawd, bawd, n. a procurer or procuress of women for lewd purposes—fem.


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