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procuress

[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-] /proʊˈkyʊər ɪs, prə-/
noun
1.
a woman who procures prostitutes.
Origin of procuress
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at procurer, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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