strumpet

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English strumpet, strompet, strumpett. Further origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

strumpet (plural strumpets)

  1. A female prostitute; a woman who is very sexually active.
  2. A female adulterer.
  3. A mistress.
  4. (derogatory) A trollop, a whore.

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strumpet (third-person singular simple present strumpets, present participle strumpeting, simple past and past participle strumpeted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To debauch.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, II. ii. 153:
      My blood is mingled with the crime of lust; / For if we two be one, and thou play false, / I do digest the poison of thy flesh, / Being strumpeted by thy contagion.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To dishonour with the reputation of being a strumpet; to belie; to slander.
    • Massinger
      With his untrue reports, strumpet your fame.

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