Strumpet
Strumpet Strum"pet, a. Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet. [1913 Webster]

Out on thy more than strumpet impudence. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Strumpet — Strum pet, v. t. 1. To debauch. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander. [1913 Webster] With his untrue reports, strumpet your fame. Massinger. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strumpet — Strum pet, n. [OE. strumpet, strompet; cf. OF. stupe debauchery, F. stupe, L. stuprare, stupratum, to debauch, stuprum debauchery, Gael. & Ir. striopach a prostitute.] A prostitute; a harlot. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strumpet — (n.) early 14c., of uncertain origin. One theory connects it with L. stuprata, fem. pp. of stuprare have illicit sexual relations with, or L.L. strupum dishonor, violation. Others suggest M.Du. strompe a stocking, or strompen to stride, to stalk… …   Etymology dictionary

  • strumpet — [n] prostitute call girl*, harlot, hooker, hussy, lady of the evening*, slut, streetwalker, whore, woman of the street*; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • strumpet — ► NOUN archaic or humorous ▪ a female prostitute or a promiscuous woman. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • strumpet — [strum′pit] n. [ME < ?] a prostitute; harlot …   English World dictionary

  • strumpet —    To Shakespeare, who uses this word vocatively in, e.g. Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, Othello, ‘strumpet’ meant a prostitute. It is doubtful if a modern woman would understand it in that sense. She would think it a very old fashioned word, one… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • strumpet — noun a) A female prostitute; a woman who is very sexually active. Usage note often used as bit of strumpet, piece of strumpet. b) A female adulterer. Usage note derogatory …   Wiktionary

  • strumpet — UK [ˈstrʌmpɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms strumpet : singular strumpet plural strumpets old fashioned an insulting word for a woman who has a lot of sexual relationships or has sex with people who pay her money …   English dictionary

  • strumpet — noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century prostitute 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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