Talk:whore

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Whore out[edit]

Will someone add whore out in a see also section, also whorey.Acdcrocks 23:20, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Is it possible that the Arabic word "houri" - which is usually mistranslated as "virgin" - is a cognate of "whore"?

No, there is no connection. It is, however, cognate with Hebrew חיוור (hiwer, pale, whitish). Houri actually originally meant "white-eyed one" (referring to an intense whiteness of the eyeballs along with the lustrous black of the pupils, considered a mark of beauty), eventually coming to mean nymph. It only came to mean a voluptuous, beautiful, alluring woman when houri entered the European languages in the 17th and 18th centuries. The translation of it as "virgin" is wishful thinking. It is just as likely to mean white, seedless grapes. —Stephen (Talk) 08:01, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

mistake[edit]

Afrikaans hoer, not hoor (Hoor is hear).

Thanks, fixed. —Stephen (Talk) 04:36, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

slang[edit]

synonym: fuckletta, old slang-synonym, Google it

Only ~400 Google hits, mostly rubbish spam pages. Equinox 15:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Verb addition[edit]

I believe the verb 'whore' should be modified to include to have sex outside of marriage (to fornicate or to commit adultery). The verb isn't just about sex with a prostitute, similar to how 'the verb' is in Hebrew and Greek in the Bible. Evidence is seen in Webster's 1828, and 1913 dictionary. In Webster's 1913 dictionary are the words for the verb 'whore': 1. To have unlawful sexual intercourse; to practice lewdness.

Noun change[edit]

The problem with these tertiary definitions of 'whore' is that they confuse what a 'whoremonger' is. In the Bible, a 'whore'/'harlot' appears to be a female prostitute, unless about certain cities. The final definition of 'whore' on Wikipedia is very off, a 'mistress or WIFE'?! Why would someone's wife necessarily be a whore? The quote from Shakespeare might be about a mistress, I'm no Shakespeare scholar, but it makes no sense to think all wives are whores. A whoremonger is one who has sex with prostitutes, female physical whores. The entry about 'whoremonger' is basically right, although it's also a general English word, and an American word: (Britain, vulgar) A frequent customer of whores. Notice the word 'customer'. That implies 'whores' are 'prostitutes'; a 'prostitute'- a female who has sex with males for money or similar compensation. A pity whore, loot whore, an attention whore, etc isn't really a whore. The reason for the word 'whore' in those terms is that they are like prostitutes with many sources of pity, loot, and attention. For the same reason, a sand dollar isn't a dollar/currency, it's a sea urchin/sea creature. A sea monkey isn't a monkey/primate, it's a shrimp/crustacean. A dust bunny isn't a bunny/rabbit, it's dust.