trull

[truhl]
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noun

a prostitute; strumpet.

Nearby words

  1. trujillo,
  2. trujillo alto,
  3. trujillo molina, rafael leonidas,
  4. truk,
  5. truk islands,
  6. trullo,
  7. truly,
  8. truman,
  9. truman doctrine,
  10. truman, harry s.

Origin of trull

1510–20; of uncertain origin; cf. trollop, German Trulle loose woman

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British Dictionary definitions for trull

trull

noun

archaic a prostitute; harlot

Word Origin for trull

C16: from German Trulle; see trollop

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Word Origin and History for trull

trull

n.

"a low prostitute or concubine; a drab, strumpet, trollop" [OED], 1510s, from German trulle, perhaps cognate with troll (n.), or perhaps from troll (v.), cf. Middle High German trolle "awkward fellow."

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