• (America) IPA: /ˈhɔɹɪʃ/


  1. (vulgar) Resembling or befitting a whore.
    Some pop singers try to compensate for lack of talent with whorish outfits and gyrations.
    • circa 1601 William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, Scene 1,
      You, like a lecher, out of whorish loins
      Are pleased to breed out your inheritors:
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel 6:9,
      […] I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols […]
    • 1989, John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany, New York: William Morrow, Chapter 7, p. 327,
      […] Lish’s mother, the divorcee, was a beauty and a whorish flirt.
    Synonyms: hookerish, meretricious, sluttery, slutlike, sluttish, slutty, tartish, tarty, trampy, whorey, whorelike
  • Italian: puttanesco

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