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.