• WordNet 3.6
    • n harlot a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1987 film "Hot Rod Harlots" was promoted with this tag line: "Unwed! Untamed! Unleaded! Backseat Bimbos meet their Roadside Romeos."
    • Harlot A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth. "He was a gentle harlot and a kind."
    • Harlot A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.
    • Harlot A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.
    • v. i Harlot To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
    • a Harlot Wanton; lewd; low; base.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Harlot här′lot a woman who prostitutes her body for hire, a whore
    • adj Harlot wanton: lewd
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.”
  • William Blake
    “Every harlot was a virgin once.”
  • Stanley Baldwin
    Stanley Baldwin
    “Power without responsibility -- the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of a harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot,; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto,; of uncertain origin


In literature:

Only one woman's house was spared, and she was a harlot.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Instinct led them to the house of Rahab, the harlot.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
You are the second harlot I have loved.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
Whence these harlots cleaving to one man?
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Rome was become the world's harlot.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Harlots of small degrees amused me till I came into what was a pretty fortune in those days.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
A wicked tyrant, a shameful harlot, may wear gold ornaments.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
The harlot and the thief are my betters.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
I have more hope of the salvation of drunkards, and thieves, and harlots, than of a lazy man.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
Does not the harlot make her parents reap agony and shame?
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody

In poetry:

'When to kennels and liveried varlets
You have cast your daughter's bread,
And, worn out with liquor and harlots,
Your heir at your feet lies dead;
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
Such, Nature, is thy charm and power—
Since I have made the Muse my wife—
To keep me from the harlot's arms,
And save me from a drunkard's life.
"The Two Lives" by William H Davies
In one room, silently, lover looks upon lover,
And thinks the air is fire.
The drunkard swears and touches the harlot's heartstrings
With the sudden hand of desire.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 11: " by Conrad Potter Aiken
Lux'ry he loves; but like a priest of sense,
Ev'n lux'ry loves not at his own expence.
Tho' harlot passions wanton with his will,
Yet av'rice is his wedded passion still.
"The Progress Of A Divine: Satire" by Richard Savage
If it be mad to beg for starving beauty
Some other home than the rude glaring streets—
Some other love than false love's fearful duty—
Some other bread than that the harlot eats;
"An Apology" by Edwin Arnold
He said: "O shameless, put aside
The veil upon thy brow!
Who held the King and all his land
To the wanton will of a harlot's hand!
Will the white ash rise from the blistered brand?
Stoop down, and call him now!"
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

It took Norman Mailer seven years and 1,282 pages to write 1991's Harlot's Ghost: A Novel of the CIA, and if memory serves, it took me twelve years to actually finish it.
Stephanie "Yarn Harlot " Pearl-McPhee.
Avenged Sevenfold's The Rev Playing The Beast And The Harlot .
It took Norman Mailer seven years and 1,282 pages to write 1991's Harlot's Ghost: A Novel of the CIA, and if memory serves, it took me 12 years to actually finish it.
It took Norman Mailer seven years and 1,282 pages to write 1991's Harlot's Ghost: A Novel of the CIA, and if memory serves, it took me 12 years to finish it.
CRADLE OF FILTH Harlot On A Pedestal.
The twelve song disc covers songs throughout their career, primarily from their last few discs from 'Beast and the Harlot' to the aptly titled 'Welcome to the Family.
And Nicole Kidman as the blond harlot of your dreams.
When Indiana extremists Harlots opted for indefinite hiatus in 2009, the underground scene quickly lost an innovative act.