whore
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: hô, IPA: /hɔː/
  • (America) enPR: hôr, IPA: /hɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: hōr, IPA: /ho(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /hoə/
  • (nonstandard but traditional, several locations) enPR: ho͝or, IPA: /hʊɹ/, /hʊə/
Noun

whore (plural whores)

  1. (pejorative) Synonym of prostitute#English|prostitute: a person (especially a woman) who offers sexual services for payment.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 2
      The merciless Macdonald – worthy to be a rebel, for that the multiplying villainies of nature do swarm upon him – from the Western Isles of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied, and fortune on his damned quarrel smiling showed like a rebel's whore.
  2. (vulgar, pejorative) A person who is sexually promiscuous; a slut.
    • 1638, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], “Symptomes of Iealousie, Fear, Sorrow, Suspition, Strange Actions, Gestures, Outrages, Locking Up, Oathes, Trials, Lawes, &c.”, in The Anatomy of Melancholy. […], 5th edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed [by Robert Young, Miles Flesher, and Leonard Lichfield and William Turner] for Henry Cripps, OCLC 932915040 ↗, partition 3, section 3, member 2, subsection 1, page 610 ↗:
      He cals her on a ſudden, all to naught; ſhe is a ſtrumpet, a light huswife, a bitch, an arrant whore.
    • 2004, Dennis Cooper, The Sluts, page 250
      So after he fucks the shit out of me, he tells me I'm lying about his whore not being Brad.
  3. (vulgar, pejorative) A person who is unscrupulous, especially one who compromises their principles for gain.
  4. (vulgar, pejorative) A person who will violate behavioral standards to achieve something desired.
  5. (vulgar, pejorative) A contemptible person.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

whore (whores, present participle whoring; past and past participle whored)

  1. (intransitive, vulgar) To prostitute oneself.
  2. (intransitive, vulgar) To engage the services of a prostitute.
  3. (transitive, vulgar) To pimp; to pander.
  4. (transitive, vulgar) To promote shamelessly.
    Did you see him on that chat show, whoring his new book?
  5. (intransitive, vulgar) To pursue false gods.
  6. (intransitive, vulgar) To pursue false goals.
  7. (transitive, slang, video games, vulgar, derogatory) To overuse something.
    BTW, that guy whuz still an asshole - camping the BFG and whoring the quad - I usually leave BFG maps but stuck around on that one and suicided quite a bit (3 times I got to about -10 frags, then came back to 0...).
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: aller aux putes (vulgar)
  • Italian: andare a puttana
  • Russian: ходи́ть по блядь
  • Spanish: ir de puta



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