trollop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trollop a woman adulterer
    • n trollop a dirty untidy woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trollop A stroller; a loiterer; esp., an idle, untidy woman; a slattern; a slut; a whore.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trollop To draggle; hang in a wet state.
    • trollop To walk or work in a slovenly manner.
    • n trollop A loose, hanging rag.
    • n trollop A woman who is slovenly in dress, appearance, or habits; a slattern; a draggletail; also, a woman morally loose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trollop trol′op (Scot.) a loitering, slatternly woman: a woman negligently dressed: a draggle-tail: a strumpet
    • v.i Trollop to draggle: to work in a slovenly way
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Troll to roll, to stroll; but cf. also Trull

Usage

In literature:

Thackeray wallowed in it; Anthony Trollope lived on it.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
When Mr. Anthony Trollope was here, he called on me with his brother, and a clever man he appeared to be.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Captain Trollope had been waiting the opportunity.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
In consequence, nothing was sent to Mrs Trollope's bazaar.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
By Anthony Trollope, Author of "The Last Chronicle of Barset," &c. With Illustrations.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
From such trollops, he gained his estimate of the sex.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Mr. Trollope is good for that too, but not so good.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The book is to-day, like Mrs. Trollope's, entertaining reading for an American.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Historian though he be, Mr. Trollope has more recently made his mark as a novelist.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
This house is full of trollops and rascals.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
George Eliot and Anthony Trollope, for example, almost never evidence the joy of telling tales.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
I do not suppose he liked a dirty table-cloth better than Mrs. Trollope did.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Mr. Trollope's inimitable clergymen naturally arise to the mind in this connection.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
George Eliot and Anthony Trollope, for example, almost never evidence the joy of telling tales.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Three in a cart, and a great trolloping private at that!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I am tempted to mention Cicero; and since Mr. Anthony Trollope is dead, I will.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
All burned full of holes where that trollop throwed her matches.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
She is infamously "helped" by the Irish trollop and the negress alike.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Influence of Thackeray on Trollope.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
By T. ADOLPHUS TROLLOPE.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
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In poetry:

When sleeplessness the Briton claims,
And hits him with her wakeful wallop,
He goes to Gibbon or to James,
Or maybe Trollope.
""Bedbooks"" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Shirley Letwin has written the best book on Trollope that I read during the past centenary year of his death.
But her book is not only about Trollope.
Anthony Trollope was the author of 46 novels, not 60 as stated in Jay Parini's essay on prolific writers ("The More They Write, the More They Write," July 30).
IN 1832, when Fanny Trollope published her travel book "Domestic Manners of the Americans," one reviewer called it a "spiteful, ill-considered and mischief-making book".
Kappa Sigma Fraternity members Jack Schwartz, left, and Ian Trollope, both Kansas University freshmen, dress up the house letters on Monday for KU's Homecoming, which is Saturday.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity members Jack Schwartz, left, and Ian Trollope, both Kansas University freshmen, dress up the house letters on Monday for KU's Homecoming, which is Saturday.
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