- Now Rare a slovenly, dirty woman; slattern
- Old-fashioned a sexually promiscuous woman; specif., a prostitute: now usually used with a humorous connotation
Origin of trollopprobably ; from German trolle, wench: see troll
- a. A woman considered sexually promiscuous.b. A woman prostitute.
- A woman regarded as slovenly or unkempt.
Origin of trollopPerhaps from troll1, to roll about, wallow.
This term connotes a debasement of class or social standing.
(third-person singular simple present trollops, present participle trolloping, simple past and past participle trolloped)
Origin uncertain; apparently connected with troll.