Harlot definition

härlət
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(old-fashioned) A promiscuous woman, esp. a prostitute.
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A woman prostitute.
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(obsolete) Wanton; lewd; low; base.
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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.

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(derogatory) A female prostitute.
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To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
harlot
Plural:
harlots

Origin of harlot

  • Middle English vagabond, itinerant jester, rascal, lecher, harlot from Old French arlot, herlot vagabond of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French herlot, arlot (“vagabond, tramp”), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary