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Harlot

Harlot

1. A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth. He was a gentle harlot and a kind. (Chaucer)

2. A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.

3. A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.

Origin: OE.harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. Harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. Arlot, sp. Arlote, It. Arlotto; of uncertain origin.


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