Meaning of whore

whore




In the original sense, a whore is a prostitute: someone who has sex for money. The word has since broadened to mean anyone who is money-hungry.

Whores traditionally whored their bodies out for money. But today a whore can be a person that compromises himself in any kind of way for monetary gain. It’s also a nasty thing to call someone (especially a woman) who has a lot of sex and is often used as a vulgar insult similar to bitch. It’s not really an appropriate word to call someone, including actual prostitutes.

Definitions of whore
  1. noun

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

    synonyms:

    bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, woman of the street, working girl

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    types:

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    call girl

    a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
    camp follower

    a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
    comfort woman, ianfu

    a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II
    demimondaine

    a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
    floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker

    a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
    white slave

    a woman sold into prostitution
    type of:

    adult female, woman

    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

  2. verb

    work as a prostitute

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    type of:

    work

    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

  3. verb

    have unlawful sex with a whore

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    type of:

    fornicate

    have sex without being married

  4. verb

    compromise oneself for money or other gains

    “She
    whored herself to Hollywood”
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    type of:

    compromise

    make a compromise; arrive at a compromise

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