- The definition of a harlot is a prostitute or a woman who sleeps around.
An example of a harlot is a woman who has sex with many men in exchange for money.
Origin of harlotMiddle English (; from Old French rogue, vagabond), origin, originally a euphemism for whore
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.