harlotry

[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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Related Words for harlotry

adultery, fornication, harlotry, hustling, whoring

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Word Origin and History for harlotry
n.

late 14c., "loose, crude, or obscene behavior; sexual immorality; ribald talk or jesting," from harlot + -ry.

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