whoredom

noun

whore·​dom ˈhȯr-dəm How to pronounce whoredom (audio)
ˈhu̇r-
1
: the practice of whoring : prostitution
2
: faithless, unworthy, or idolatrous practices or pursuits

Examples of whoredom in a Sentence

Nell Gwyn is remembered as one of the most infamous courtesans in the annals of whoredom.
Recent Examples on the Web King isn’t interested in judging or idealizing whoredom. Namwali Serpell, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2022 The media pretense that Kamala Harris represents black womanhood is as specious as Megan and Cardi B’s tribute to whoredom. Armond White, National Review, 14 Aug. 2020 Over five summer days the Assembly’s first session set tobacco prices, outlawed drunkenness and whoredom, and discussed Indian relations. Richard Brookhiser, Time, 19 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whoredom was in the 12th century

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“Whoredom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoredom. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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