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harlot

[ hahr-luht ]
/ ˈhɑr lət /
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noun Archaic.
a prostitute or sexually promiscuous woman.
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Origin of harlot

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English: “young idler, rogue,” from Old French herlot, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for harlot

harlot
/ (ˈhɑːlət) /

noun
a prostitute or promiscuous woman
adjective
archaic of or like a harlot

Derived forms of harlot

harlotry, noun

Word Origin for harlot

C13: from Old French herlot rascal, of obscure origin
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