procuress (plural procuresses)

  1. A female procurer.
    • 1905, W. Somerset Maugham, The Land of The Blessed Virgin: Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia, "Puerta del Puente":
      The Spaniard, who will seduce any girl he can, is pitiless under like circumstances to his own womenkind; so there is much weeping, the girl is turned out of doors and falls readily into the hands of the procuress. In the brothels of Seville or of Madrid she finds at least a roof and bread to eat.

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