scortatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scortat-, from scortari ‘associate with prostitutes’, from scortum ‘prostitute’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skɔːˈteɪtəri/

Adjective[edit]

scortatory (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to scortation; lewd, fornicatory
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Twenty years he dallied there between conjugal love and its chaste delights and scortatory love and its foul pleasures.