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whoreson

[hawr-suh n, hohr- or, often, hoo r-]
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noun
  1. a bastard.
  2. wretch; scoundrel.
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adjective
  1. wretched; scurvy.
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Origin of whoreson

1200–50; Middle English horeson son of a whore
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  • Whoreson, a word of frequent occurrence in the comedies; more rarely found in the tragedies.

    Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare

    Walter Savage Landor


British Dictionary definitions for whoreson

whoreson

noun
  1. a bastard
  2. a scoundrel; wretch
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adjective
  1. vile or hateful
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Word Origin and History for whoreson

adj.

c.1300, from whore + son. Often used affectionately, it translates Anglo-French fiz a putain.

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