[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-]


a woman who procures prostitutes.

Origin of procuress

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

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for procuress

whore, bawd, prostitute, procuress

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