procuress

[ proh-kyoo r-is, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈkyʊər ɪs, prə- /

noun

a woman who procures prostitutes.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. procurator fiscal,
  2. procuratory,
  3. procure,
  4. procurement,
  5. procurer,
  6. procursive epilepsy,
  7. procyon,
  8. procyonidae,
  9. procès-verbal,
  10. prod

Origin of procuress

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at procurer, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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