adjective Date: 1535 of or befitting a whore

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  • Whorish — Whor ish, a. Resembling a whore in character or conduct; addicted to unlawful pleasures; incontinent; lewd; unchaste. [1913 Webster] {Whor ish*ly}, adv. {Whor ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whorish — [hôr′ish] adj. of or typical of a whore; lewd …   English World dictionary

  • whorish — adjective Resembling or befitting a whore. Some pop singers try to compensate for lack of talent with whorish outfits and gyrations. Syn: meretricious, whorelike …   Wiktionary

  • whorish —   Kūakalikea (rare).     Whorish heart, na au moekolohe …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • whorish — whore ► NOUN derogatory ▪ a prostitute or promiscuous woman. ► VERB 1) work as a prostitute. 2) use the services of prostitutes. DERIVATIVES whorish adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • whorish — whorishly, adv. whorishness, n. /hawr ish, hohr / or, often, /hoor /, adj. having the character or characteristics of a whore; lewd; unchaste. [1525 35; WHORE + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whorish — Synonyms and related words: Paphian, chambering, easy, fallen, harlot, hustling, lax, light, loose, loose moraled, meretricious, of easy virtue, of loose morals, on the, on the town, pave, promiscuous, prostitute, prostituted, scarlet, slack,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • whorish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained: easy, fast, libertine, light2, loose, wanton. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

  • whorish — adj. of or having characteristics typically associated with prostitutes; not chaste …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whorish — whor·ish …   English syllables

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