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harlotry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harlotry  \Har"lot*ry\,  n. 
  1.  Ribaldry;  buffoonery;  a  ribald  story.  [Obs.]  --Piers 
  Plowman.  Chaucer. 
 
  2.  The  trade  or  practice  of  prostitution;  habitual  or 
  customary  lewdness.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Anything  meretricious;  as  harlotry  in  art. 
 
  4.  A  harlot;  a  strumpet;  a  baggage.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  sups  to-night  with  a  harlotry.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harlotry 
  n  :  offering  sexual  intercourse  for  pay  [syn:  {prostitution},  {whoredom}] 




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