whoreson

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English horesone, hureson (also horessone, hores sone), equivalent to whore +‎ son. Compare Dutch hoerenzoon, German Hurensohn (whoreson).

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whoreson (plural whoresons)

  1. (obsolete) An illegitimate child born of unwed parents.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear I.i
      Though this knave came something saucily to the world before he was sent for, yet was his mother fair, there was good sport at his making, and the whoreson must be acknowledged.
  2. (literally) The son of a prostitute. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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whoreson (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) mean; base; worthless