harlot

[ hahr-luht ]
/ ˈhɑr lət /

noun

a prostitute; whore.

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Origin of harlot

1175–1225; Middle English: young idler, rogue <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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