procuress

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

noun

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.
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