whore·​son ˈhȯr-sᵊn How to pronounce whoreson (audio)
plural whoresons
often attributive
archaic : a child born to parents not married to each other
dated : a coarse fellow
used as a generalized term of abuse

Examples of whoreson in a Sentence

a notorious 17th-century libertine who supposedly left a brood of whoresons across the breadth of England

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whoreson was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Whoreson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoreson. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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