[ hahr-luh-tree ]
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Origin of harlotry

First recorded in 1275–1325, harlotry is from the Middle English word harlotrie.See harlot, -ry

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How to use harlotry in a sentence

  • Protect the nobility and gentry in their harlotry, and let holiness be measured by the fineness of the garments.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant | Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • She sought them out and courted them all to increase her harlotry.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • Are they not better than the hot, uncontrollable harlotry of a flaunting, dishevelled enthusiasm?

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
  • We may be sure that the case of Mexico throws light on the ancient usages of sacral harlotry.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • The Romans forbade sacral harlotry, which was in strong antagonism to their sex mores.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner