Whore

  • 1 Whore II — is a docudrama about prostitution. The film is unconnected with Ken Russell s Whore , a film based on a stage play about the politics of exploitation. It was written and directed by Amos Kolleck. ummary Whore II delves into the seedy world of… …

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  • 2 Whore — Whore, v. t. To corrupt by lewd intercourse; to make a whore of; to debauch. [R.] Congreve. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Whore — Whore, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whoring}.] [Cf. Icel. h?ra. See {Whore}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have unlawful sexual intercourse; to practice lewdness. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) To worship false and impure gods. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 whore — whore·dom; whore·son; whore; …

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  • 5 whore — (hôr) n. 1) A prostitute. 2) Often Offensive A person considered sexually promiscuous. 3) A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain. intr.v. whored, whor·ing, whores 1) To associate or have sexual relations with pros …

    Word Histories

  • 6 whore — [hôr; ] occas. [ ho͞or, hoor] n. [ME hore < OE < or akin to ON hora < IE base * kā , to like, be fond of, desire > L carus, dear, precious, Latvian kārs, lecherous] 1. PROSTITUTE 2. any woman who engages in promiscuous sexual… …

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  • 7 Whore — (h[=o]r), n. [OE. hore, AS. h[=o]re; akin to D. hoer, hoere, G. hure, OHG. huora, huorra, Icel. h[=o]ra, Dan. hore, Sw. hora, Goth. h[=o]rs an adulterer, AS. h[=o]r adultery, OHG. huor, and probably to L. carus dear. Cf. {Charity}.] A woman who… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 whore — [ho: US ho:r] n informal [: Old English; Origin: hore] 1.) taboo an offensive word for a woman who has many sexual partners. Do not use this word. 2.) a female ↑prostitute …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 whore — [n] prostitute call girl, escort, fallen woman, harlot, hooker*, hustler, lady of the evening*, pro*, slut, streetwalker, strumpet, tramp, working girl*; concept 412 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 Whore — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Die Hure Originaltitel: Whore Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1990 Länge: 85 Minuten Originalsprache: englisch Altersfreiga …

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  • 12 whore — {{11}}whore (n.) O.E. hore prostitute, harlot, from P.Gmc. *khoraz (fem. *khoron ) one who desires (Cf. O.N. hora adulteress, Dan. hore, Swed. hora, Du. hoer, O.H.G. huora whore; in Gothic only in the masc. hors adulterer, fornicator …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 whore —    A woman who might be described in the third person as a prostitute is unlikely to be called ‘you prostitute’ in direct address. ‘You whore’, making use of the rather more old fashioned term, would be the more likely expression.    It is used… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 14 whore — I UK [hɔː(r)] / US [hɔr] noun [countable] Word forms whore : singular whore plural whores offensive 1) an insulting word for a prostitute (= a woman who has sex with people for money) 2) an insulting word for a woman who has sex with a lot of men …

    English dictionary

  • 15 whore — 1. noun /hɔː(ɹ),hoʊɹ,hɔɹ,hʊɹ/ a) A prostitute. b) A person who is considered to be sexually promiscuous (see also: slut). 2. verb /hɔː(ɹ),hoʊɹ,hɔɹ,hʊɹ/ a) To prostitute oneself …

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  • 16 whore — I. noun Etymology: Middle English hore, from Old English hōre; akin to Old Norse hōra whore, hōrr adulterer, Latin carus dear more at charity Date: before 12th century 1. a woman who engages in sexual acts for money ; prostitute; also a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 whore — /hawr, hohr/ or, often, /hoor/, n., v., whored, whoring. n. 1. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet. v.i. 2. to act as a whore. 3. to consort with whores. v.t. 4. Obs. to make a… …

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  • 18 whore — whore1 [ hɔr ] noun count OFFENSIVE 1. ) an insulting word for a PROSTITUTE (=a woman who has sex with people for money) 2. ) an insulting word for a woman who has sex with a lot of men whore whore 2 [ hɔr ] verb intransitive AMERICAN to pay for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 whore — [OE] A whore is etymologically a ‘lover’. The word goes back ultimately to the Indo European base *qār , which also produced Latin cārus ‘dear’ (source of English caress and charity), Old Irish caraim ‘I love’, and Latvian kārs ‘randy, greedy’.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 whore — [[t]hɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] whores 1) N COUNT A whore is the same as a prostitute. 2) N COUNT (disapproval) If you call a woman a whore, you disapprove of her because you consider her sexual behaviour to be immoral or unacceptable. [OFFENSIVE] …

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