whoremonger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whoremonger a pimp who procures whores
    • n whoremonger a prostitute's customer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whoremonger A whoremaster; a lecher; a man who frequents the society of whores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whoremonger One who has to do with whores; a fornicator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Whoremonger a lecher: a pander
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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:

He was the manifest ruffian, wencher, whoremonger, and most infamous cuckold-maker that ever breathed.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
No; it is written, whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
"An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies, Established in New South Wales and Norfolk Island." by Richard Johnson
He was the manifest ruffian, wencher, whoremonger, and most infamous cuckold-maker that ever breathed.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
For without are dogs and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
But in the end how many brothels, how many whoremongers, how many adulterers, how many incestuous persons could he find of all those?
"The Apology of the Church of England" by John Jewel
I notice that the sporting gang talk only of betting, thieving, whoremongering, or fighting.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
Where is the whoremonger?
"One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories" by Various
Whoremongers who take up with common women who offer themselves at every corner of the streets for a mere trifle.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Whoremongers shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
Thou adulterous, murderous whoremonger, canst thou think to escape us?
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
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