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proʊˈkyʊər ɪs, prə-pro·curess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. procuressnoun

    a woman pimp


  1. procuressnoun

    A female procurer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Procuressnoun

    A bawd.

    Etymology: from procure.

    I saw the most artful procuress in town, seducing a young girl. Spectator.


  1. procuress

    Procuring or pandering is the facilitation or provision of a prostitute or other sex worker in the arrangement of a sex act with a customer. A procurer, colloquially called a pimp (if male) or a madam (if female, though the term pimp has still extensively been used for female procurers as well) or a brothel keeper, is an agent for prostitutes who collects part of their earnings. The procurer may receive this money in return for advertising services, physical protection, or for providing and possibly monopolizing a location where the prostitute may solicit clients. Like prostitution, the legality of certain actions of a madam or a pimp vary from one region to the next.


  1. procuress

    A procuress is a woman who procures a sexual partner for another person, essentially acting as a female pimp. This term often has a negative connotation, linking to human trafficking and illegal activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procuressnoun

    a female procurer, or pander

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procuress in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procuress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • сводница, сводняRussian

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