procuress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n procuress a woman pimp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Procuress A female procurer, or pander.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n procuress A female pimp; a bawd.
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Usage

In literature:

And to think of spending them on that old procuress of a Maloir, a jade he would chuck out of the house tomorrow!
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
TRICON (LA), a well-known procuress, who numbered Nana among her clients.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
The procuress was later served even worse: her hose and ears were cut off.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
She was under convoy of a noted procuress.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
And now I am trying to make you play the procuress.
"Casanova's Homecoming" by Arthur Schnitzler
Many of these fortune-tellers and clairvoyants are simply procuresses.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
First, there are procuresses, with some of the principal lasses of their respective bevies about them.
"The Sleeping Bard or, Visions of the World, Death, and Hell" by Ellis Wynne
A cuckoo, her throat still happy from tasting all sorts of fruit-syrups, is cooing like a procuress.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
PROCURESSES AND THEIR VICTIMS.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
Madame de Pompadour, when she ceased to be his mistress, became his procuress.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
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