[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-]
- a woman who procures prostitutes.
Origin of procuress
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Examples from the Web for procuress
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
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.