forwhore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forhoren, from Old English *forhōrian, equivalent to for- +‎ whore. Cognate with Old High German forhuorōn, farhuorōn.

Verb[edit]

forwhore (third-person singular simple present forwhores, present participle forwhoring, simple past and past participle forwhored)

  1. (transitive) To debauch; lead into unchastity.
  2. (transitive) To whore out; prostitute.
    • 2011, Geraldine Brooks, Caleb's Crossing:
      And had they flogged a name out of her, do you think such a devil as would forwhore a child would thereafter scruple to traduce her? She would have stood there, tarred a liar.