Definition of harlot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɑːlət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrlət//
(old use, disapproving)
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a prostitute, or a woman who looks and behaves like one Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a vagabond or beggar, later a lecherous man or woman): from Old French harlot, herlot ‘young man, knave, vagabond’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: harlot