Nearby words

  1. harley,
  2. harley street,
  3. harley, robert, 1st earl of oxford,
  4. harlingen,
  5. harlot,
  6. harlow,
  7. harlow, jean,
  8. harm,
  9. harm's way,
  10. harmattan

Origin of harlotry

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

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Word Origin and History for harlotry



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

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