What does harlot mean?

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ˈhɑr ləthar·lot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the streetnoun

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

Wiktionary

  1. harlotnoun

    a female prostitute

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harlotnoun

    a churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth

    Etymology: [OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

  2. Harlotnoun

    a person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal

    Etymology: [OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

  3. Harlotnoun

    a woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet

    Etymology: [OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

  4. Harlotadjective

    wanton; lewd; low; base

    Etymology: [OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

  5. Harlotverb

    to play the harlot; to practice lewdness

    Etymology: [OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harlot

    här′lot, n. a woman who prostitutes her body for hire, a whore.—adj. wanton: lewd.—n. Har′lotry, prostitution, unchastity: (obs.) a woman given to such: meretriciousness. [O. Fr. herlot, arlot, a base fellow; origin dub., perh. from Old High Ger. karl (A.S. ceorl).]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harlot in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harlot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of harlot in a Sentence

  1. Lord Byron, Letter to Thomas Moore:

    What is hope? nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.

  2. D. H. Lawrence:

    If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of a harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.

  3. Thomas Secker:

    If you would not step into the harlot's house, do not go by the harlot's door.

  4. Charles Sumner:

    The senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, i mean the harlot Slavery.

  5. C. S. Lewis:

    Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step. For lasting passion is the dream of a harlot, and from it we wake in despair.

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