Origin of harlotMiddle English ( from OFr, rogue, vagabond), origin, originally a euphemism for whore
An example of a harlot is a woman who has sex with many men in exchange for money.
Origin of harlotMiddle English vagabond, itinerant jester, rascal, lecher, harlot from Old French arlot, herlot vagabond of unknown origin
(third-person singular simple present harlots, present participle harloting or harlotting, simple past and past participle harloted or harlotted)
- To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
From Old French herlot, arlot (“vagabond, tramp”), of unknown origin.
- It was the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.
- Mab - the cowboy way to call someone a harlot.
- His wife is the Harlot or the Woman of Whoredom.
- There followed the Renunciation, primitive enough in form, but the postulant solemnly renounced, not Satan and his works and pomp, but the harlot church of the persecutors, whose prayers were more deadly than desirable.
- This human creature, long-haired and sensual, was drawn away from a savage mode of life by a harlot, and Jastrow, followed by G.