• (RP) IPA: /ˈhɑːlət/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhɑɹlət/

harlot (plural harlots)

  1. (derogatory, offensive, dated) A female prostitute.
    • RQ
    • 1980, Dave Murray, "Charlotte the Harlot", in Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden.
      quote en
  2. (derogatory, offensive) A female who is considered promiscuous.
    Synonyms: skeezer, slut, whore
  3. (obsolete) A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.
    • , General Prologue:
      He was a gentil harlot and a kynde;
  4. (obsolete) A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.
    • , ‘’The fight at the miller’s house’’:
      "Ye, false harlot," quod the millere, "hast? A, false traitor! false clerk!" quod he, Tow shalt be deed, by Goddes dignitee!
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harlot (harlots, present participle harloting; past and past participle harloted)

  1. To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
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  1. (now uncommon) Wanton; lewd; low; base.

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