Patriotism could find no better words, and how can the dramatist represent the speaker as a 'strumpet' inspired by 'fiends'?
The father shall to prison; the mother and her strumpet daughter to the pillory!
May the flames of St. Anthony consume me if you do not come with us, strumpet!
The dog has sworn to take Arbe and give it to that Magyar strumpet of his, Yaga.
The scoundrel who had spoken of his niece as if she were a strumpet must die.
The ban's Magyar strumpet was set where the ban had sworn to set her.
Public opinion is a strumpet, and posterity a piece of nonsense.'
Your unseasonable Thankfulness has rob'd us of our strumpet.
Joan (passim), a generic name for an alewife, strumpet, and the like: see Doctour Double Ale and next entry.
If a woman be a strumpet, must it needs follow that she has a foul smell?
early 14c., of uncertain origin. One theory connects it with Latin stuprata, fem. past participle of stuprare "have illicit sexual relations with," or Late Latin strupum "dishonor, violation." Others suggest Middle Dutch strompe "a stocking," or strompen "to stride, to stalk" (as a prostitute might a customer). The major sources don't seem to give much preference to any of these. Weekley notes "Gregory's Chronicle (c.1450) has streppett in same sense." In 18c.-early 19c., often abbreviated as strum and also used as a verb, which led to some odd dictionary entries:
TO STRUM: to have carnal knowledge of a woman, also to play badly on the harpsichord or any other stringed instrument. [Capt. Francis Grose, "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]