مومس

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the root و م س (w-m-s) meaning "to rub or polish with a rag", likening them to a dirty, filthy, used-up rag; parallel semantic development is found in the word شرموطة.

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Noun[edit]

مُومِس (mūmisf (plural مُومِسات (mūmisāt))

  1. (pejorative) wench, hooker, tramp

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “مومس”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN