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Origin uncertain; apparently connected with troll.



trollop (plural trollops)

  1. A woman of a vulgar and discourteous disposition.
  2. (derogatory) A strumpet; a whore.
    • 1936: Like the Phoenix by Anthony Bertram
      However, terrible as it may seem to the tall maiden sisters of J.P.'s in Queen Anne houses with walled vegetable gardens, this courtesan, strumpet, harlot, whore, punk, fille de joie, street-walker, this trollop, this trull, this baggage, this hussy, this drab, skit, rig, quean, mopsy, demirep, demimondaine, this wanton, this fornicatress, this doxy, this concubine, this frail sister, this poor Queenie--did actually solicit me, did actually say 'coming home to-night, dearie' and my soul was not blasted enough to call a policeman.

Usage notes[edit]

This term connotes a debasement of class or social standing.


See also Thesaurus:promiscuous woman



trollop (third-person singular simple present trollops, present participle trolloping, simple past and past participle trolloped)

  1. to act in a sluggish or slovenly manner
  2. (Scotland) to dangle soggily: become bedraggled
  3. to behave like a trollop
  4. Of a horse: to move with a gait between a trot and a gallop; to canter.