Whoredom
Whoredom Whore"dom, n. [OE. hordom; cf. Icel. h?rd?mr.] [1913 Webster] 1. The practice of unlawful intercourse with the other sex; fornication; lewdness. [1913 Webster]

2. (Script.) The sin of worshiping idols; idolatry. [1913 Webster]

O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled; they will not . . . turn unto their God. --Hos. v. 3, 4. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • whoredom — [hôr′dəm] n. [ME hordom < ON hordomr] 1. prostitution or fornication 2. Bible idolatry: Hos. 4:12 …   English World dictionary

  • whoredom — noun the state of being a whore; prostitution And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring… …   Wiktionary

  • whoredom — noun Date: 12th century 1. the practice of whoring ; prostitution 2. faithless, unworthy, or idolatrous practices or pursuits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whoredom — /hawr deuhm, hohr / or, often, /hoor /, n. 1. the activity or state of whoring. 2. Bible. idolatry. [1125 75; ME hordom, equiv. to OE hor adultery + dom DOM; cf. ON hordomr] * * * …   Universalium

  • whoredom — sb. RG. 241, 479 …   Oldest English Words

  • whoredom — n. prostitution; idolatry (Biblical usage) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whoredom — whore·dom …   English syllables

  • whoredom — whore•dom [[t]ˈhɔr dəm, ˈhoʊr [/t]] often [[t]ˈhʊər [/t]] n. 1) the act or practice of whoring 2) bib (in the Bible) idolatry • Etymology: 1125–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • whoredom — /ˈhɔdəm/ (say hawduhm) noun 1. prostitution. 2. (in the Bible) idolatry …   Australian English dictionary

  • whoredom — noun offering sexual intercourse for pay • Syn: ↑prostitution, ↑harlotry • Derivationally related forms: ↑whore, ↑prostitute (for: ↑prostitution) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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