[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-]
- a woman who procures prostitutes.
Origin of procuress
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Examples from the Web for procuress
I saw that the woman was a procuress, and I only replied with a smile of contempt.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In her later years, she followed the vile trade of a procuress.Greek Women
He was regarding this old French procuress with grave attention.House of Torment
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Instead of returning me to my home, the procuress left me in an isolated dwelling not far from Versailles.
Bawd, bawd, n. a procurer or procuress of women for lewd purposes—fem.