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disparaging + offensive
: a promiscuous woman : a woman who has many sexual partners
chiefly British, disparaging
: an unclean or slovenly woman : slattern
: an impudent girl : minx
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a
Middle English slutte
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by force of circumstances
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