whoremaster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whoremaster a pimp who procures whores
    • n whoremaster a prostitute's customer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whoremaster A man who practices lewdness; a lecher; a whoremonger.
    • Whoremaster One keeps or procures whores for others; a pimp; a procurer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whoremaster One who keeps or procures whores for others; a pimp; a procurer; hence, one who practises lewdness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whoremaster (Shak.) a pimp
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. hóra, an adulteress, fem. of hórr, an adulterer. The word was confused with A.S. horu (Old High Ger. horo), dirt. There is no connection with hire.

Usage

In literature:

Or a whoremaster with half a nose, and crippled by coarse and infamous debauchery?
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
Trifler, idler, Cheat, drunkard, whoremaster, and prodigal.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
As if there weren't bother enough, now Hugh was back, the whoremaster, half ready to carry on as though he'd never been gone.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Spencer, you deceiving whoremaster.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
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