whore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whore compromise oneself for money or other gains "She whored herself to Hollywood"
    • v whore have unlawful sex with a whore
    • v whore work as a prostitute
    • n whore a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whore hōr A woman who practices unlawful sexual commerce with men, especially one who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.
    • v. t Whore To corrupt by lewd intercourse; to make a whore of; to debauch.
    • Whore To have unlawful sexual intercourse; to practice lewdness.
    • Whore (Script) To worship false and impure gods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whore A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a harlot; a courtezan; a strumpet; hence, in abuse, any unchaste woman; an adulteress or fornicatress.
    • whore To prostitute one's body for hire; in general, to practise lewdness.
    • whore To corrupt by lewd intercourse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whore hōr a woman who prostitutes her body for hire, a prostitute, harlot, strumpet, hence any unchaste woman
    • v.i Whore to practise lewdness
    • v.t Whore to corrupt by lewd commerce
    • adj Whore mean, scurvy
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.”
  • John Le Carre
    John Le Carre
    “Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy%20Parker
    “You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward%20Dahlberg
    “What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.”
  • John Gay
    John%20Gay
    “Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hore, AS. hōre,; akin to D. hoer, hoere, G. hure, OHG. huora, huorra, Icel. hōra, Dan. hore, Sw. hora, Goth. hōrs, an adulterer, AS. hōr, adultery, OHG. huor, and probably to L. carus, dear. Cf. Charity

Usage

In literature:

Most of them love all whores, but her of Babylon.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
I'll after him; nothing but whoring in this age; all incontinent rascals!
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
A scampess is she and a whore.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
Tell me, you Bawd, Who Whores my Wife?
"The Fatal Jealousie (1673)" by Henry Nevil Payne
And when I was a boy I used to wonder why some of the world's wisest men hung out with whores.
"Class of '29" by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
That's a nice salutation, to call me a whore!
"One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories" by Various
Kwaiba sold her for a street whore.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The artist was at least as present in her as the whore.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Why, if whoring be purging, as you call it, then, I may say, marriage is entering into a course of physic.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.
"The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay
For he that seeks a Whore, seeks but his Agent; Or am I of so wild and low a blood?
"The Little French Lawyer" by Francis Beaumont
And that whore's son lay in his hole and laughed.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
The same as I do of all other women, all whores alike, answered the governor roughly.
"The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man" by Unknown
But at least Eve did not turn on Jehovah with the whore tricks learned from His apple.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Was it so easy to begin to think like a whore and laugh at whores' jokes?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Michael and Manfred treated me like a whore.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
No, indeed; but, perhaps, we are much more given to whoring than our forefathers.
"Ebrietatis Encomium" by Boniface Oinophilus
And you may find a chaste whore before either.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Few don't gives high dragon bump tweddy far whores, thin godda.
"High Dragon Bump" by Don Thompson
For where is the man that cares to marry a whore, though of his own making?
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
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In poetry:

We loved each other in those days,
Ugly blue whore!
We ate boiled eggs
And weed.
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
One night you made me a poet,
Ugly blond whore.
Get between my legs,
I'll whip you.
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
"An earlye vengeaunce light on her!"
The carlish baron swore:
"Shee was my sister tolde thee this,
And shee's a mishapen whore.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
One, for a belly-full of drink,
Can men of such a bargain think?
Another, not more wise than he,
That he may with a whore make free.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
We weary'd should lie down in death:
This cheat of life would take no more
If you thought fame but empty breath,
I Phillis but a perjured whore.
"To The Honourable Charles Montague, Esq." by Matthew Prior
For shame return, the low pursuit give o'er,
And home, with penitence, thyself betake;
Part not with heaven to obtain a whore:
Esau wou'd not so bad a bargain make!
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Rob Zombie "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore".
Get Scared 's New Song, "Whore".
Is your girlfriend still bitching about all those "whore-y" costumes that are around on Halloween.
If you need a Friday pick-me-up before you're released unto the weekend world, check out Josh Friedman's blog post " Sledgehammer and Whore".
"It's so hot in here I'm sweating like a whore in church," laughs Mama before she fights with an overheated Honey Boo Boo and urges the 7-year-old to sit still to pose for photos.
Jerry Brown didn't do a very good job of apologizing for an unknown member of his staff calling Meg Whitman a whore.
Columnist says man- whore evolves into "misunderstood guy who can't commit".
The Best Little Whore In Texas.
Recent news and coverage of The Whore Of Akron.
Tim Carr is a "Fame Whore " (maybe).
INTERVIEWS JEFF the Brotherhood Sub 'Courtney Love' for ' Whore ' In Hole Cover.
Jon's New Love: "I'm Not Some Fame Whore ".
Berman suspects Corey is struggling with the Madonna/ Whore complex where he can only see Sara as a mother, not the sexy wife he married.
Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, ' Whore ,' and NOW's Hypocrisy.
Aubrey O'Day: Arsenio Hall Called Me "a Whore ".
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