Whore

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Whore

1. To have unlawful sexual intercourse; to practice lewdness.

2. To worship false and impure gods.

Origin: cf. Icel. Hra. See whore.

A woman who practices unlawful sexual commerce with men, especially one who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.

Synonym: harlot, courtesan, prostitute, strumpet.

Origin: oe. Hore, AS. Hre; akin to D. Hoer, hoere, g. Hure, OHG. Huora, huorra, Icel. Hra, dan. Hore, Sw. Hora, goth. Hrs an adulterer, AS. Hr adultery, OHG. Huor, and probably to L. Carus dear. Cf. Charity.