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whore

noun \ ˈhȯr , ˈhu̇r \

Definition of whore

1 :a woman who engages in sexual acts for money :prostitute; alsoinformal + offensive :a promiscuous or immoral woman
2 :a male who engages in sexual acts for money
3 :a venal or unscrupulous person

Examples of whore in a Sentence

  1. For writers, to blurb or not to blurb can be a tricky matter.  … Blurb too often, or include too many blurbs on your book, and you might get called a blurb whore. —Rachel DonadioNew York Times Book Review17 Aug. 2008
  2. It was only his vain desire to gain the money he needed to purchase the freedom of his beloved Sarah, a whore in a Sturgeon Street brothel, that had led him to offer his sword in the murderous service of Buljan … —Michael ChabonGentlemen of the Road," in New York Times Magazine18 Feb. 2007
  3. I know one guy who became a television writer simply because it afforded him the opportunity to write on a cop show and name all the strippers, crack whores, and nude female corpses after his mother. —Rob LongNational Review19 Feb. 2001

Origin and Etymology of whore

Middle English hore, from Old English hōre; akin to Old Norse hōra whore, hōrr adulterer, Latin carus dear — more at charity


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whore

verb \ ˈhȯr , ˈhu̇r \

Definition of whore

whored; whoring
intransitive verb
1 :to have unlawful sexual intercourse as or with a prostitute
2 :to pursue a faithless, unworthy, or idolatrous desire
transitive verb
obsolete :to corrupt by lewd intercourse :debauch

Examples of whore in a Sentence

  1. Babe Ruth, who could cuss, guzzle and whore to outdo any sailor of legend, was also the most genial and accommodating of men. —Stephen Jay GouldNew York Times Book Review7 May 1989

Origin and Etymology of whore

see 1whore


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