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Meaning of "whore" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WHORE

Old English hōre; related to Old Norse hōra, Old High German hvora, Latin carus dear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WHORE

whore  [hɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHORE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whore is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb whore in English.

WHAT DOES WHORE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

whore

Prostitution

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit. Prostitution is sometimes described as commercial sex. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a kind of sex worker. Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime or to a regulated profession. Prostitution is sometimes also referred to as "the world's oldest profession". Estimates place the annual revenue generated by prostitution worldwide to be over $100 billion. Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room, or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort. Another form is street prostitution. Although the majority of prostitutes are female with male clients, there are also gay male prostitutes, lesbian prostitutes, and heterosexual male prostitutes.

Definition of whore in the English dictionary

The first definition of whore in the dictionary is a prostitute or promiscuous woman: often a term of abuse. Other definition of whore is to be or act as a prostitute. Whore is also to have promiscuous sexual relations, esp with prostitutes.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WHORE

PRESENT

Present
I whore
you whore
he/she/it whores
we whore
you whore
they whore
Present continuous
I am whoring
you are whoring
he/she/it is whoring
we are whoring
you are whoring
they are whoring
Present perfect
I have whored
you have whored
he/she/it has whored
we have whored
you have whored
they have whored
Present perfect continuous
I have been whoring
you have been whoring
he/she/it has been whoring
we have been whoring
you have been whoring
they have been whoring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I whored
you whored
he/she/it whored
we whored
you whored
they whored
Past continuous
I was whoring
you were whoring
he/she/it was whoring
we were whoring
you were whoring
they were whoring
Past perfect
I had whored
you had whored
he/she/it had whored
we had whored
you had whored
they had whored
Past perfect continuous
I had been whoring
you had been whoring
he/she/it had been whoring
we had been whoring
you had been whoring
they had been whoring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will whore
you will whore
he/she/it will whore
we will whore
you will whore
they will whore
Future continuous
I will be whoring
you will be whoring
he/she/it will be whoring
we will be whoring
you will be whoring
they will be whoring
Future perfect
I will have whored
you will have whored
he/she/it will have whored
we will have whored
you will have whored
they will have whored
Future perfect continuous
I will have been whoring
you will have been whoring
he/she/it will have been whoring
we will have been whoring
you will have been whoring
they will have been whoring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would whore
you would whore
he/she/it would whore
we would whore
you would whore
they would whore
Conditional continuous
I would be whoring
you would be whoring
he/she/it would be whoring
we would be whoring
you would be whoring
they would be whoring
Conditional perfect
I would have whore
you would have whore
he/she/it would have whore
we would have whore
you would have whore
they would have whore
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been whoring
you would have been whoring
he/she/it would have been whoring
we would have been whoring
you would have been whoring
they would have been whoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you whore
we let´s whore
you whore
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to whore
Past participle
whored
Present Participle
whoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHORE

whopping
whoredom
whorehouse
whoremaster
whoremasterly
whoremastery
whoremistress
whoremonger
whoremongery
whoreson
Whorf
whorish
whorishly
whorishness
whorl
whorled
whort
whortle
whortleberries
whortleberry

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHORE

ashore
camwhore
chore
chromophore
fluorophore
foreshore
inshore
ionophore
kinetochore
Lahore
lakeshore
longshore
nearshore
offshore
onshore
photophore
seashore
semaphore
shore
Terpsichore

Synonyms and antonyms of whore in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WHORE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «whore» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of whore

Translation of «whore» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHORE

Find out the translation of whore to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of whore from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «whore» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

妓女
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puta
570 millions of speakers

English

whore
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेश्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عاهرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шлюха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

whore
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেশ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

putain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelacur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hure
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

売春婦
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

창녀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lonthe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con điếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரத்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेश्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fahişe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

puttana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шлюха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

curvă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πόρνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hora
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hore
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whore

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHORE»

The term «whore» is very widely used and occupies the 8.491 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHORE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «whore» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «whore» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about whore

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHORE»

Discover the use of whore in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whore and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Whore
Whoever said "whoring wasn't easy" never lied!
Tanika Lynch, 2006
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Whore
A Montreal prostitute bares her soul in this lyrical novel of a life lived outside the pale of "decent" society but nevertheless informed by its least appealing attributes. Original.
Nelly Arcan, 2005
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'Tis Pity She's A Whore: A Critical Guide
A comprehensive introduction to John Ford's Tis Pity She's a Whore - introducing its critical history, performance history, the current critical landscape and new directions in research on the play.
Lisa Hopkins, 2010
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Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest ...
Featuring true stories of famous streetwalkers, pips, call girls and rent boys, Smith offers a revealing look at the men and women who have blazed the bawdy trail of prostitution since the dawn of time.
Tyler Stoddard Smith, 2012
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'Tis Pity She's a Whore
PRODUCTIONS. Except for hishistorical tragedyof Perkin Warbeck, Ford tended to devise his own plots, so 'Tis Pity She's a Whore has no single, clear cut narrative source: in the process of composition he synthesized situations, scenes, and ...
John Ford, Martin Wiggins, 2014
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From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and ...
Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation Dr Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer. After declaring having enough material to “fill a book ” about the canons' immoral behavior and citing published defenses of clerical ...
Dr Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, 2013
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The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron ...
Raab, a fifty-nine-year-old, 350-pound, Jewish Santa Claus with a Chief Wahoo tattoo, would bear witness to LeBron's every move, and in doing so would act as the eyes and ears of Cleveland itself. (He did not keep this intentions a secret ...
Scott Raab, 2011
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Dork Whore: My Travels Through Asia as a Twenty-Year-Old ...
Dork Whore is a fresh and funny memoir about a young woman whose quirky personality and embarrassing neuroses always seem to get in the way of her getting what she wants.
Iris Bahr, 2008
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The Protestant Whore: Courtesan Narrative and Religious ...
Nell Gwyn, actress and royal mistress, stood apart by virtue of her Protestant loyalty. In 1681, Gwyn, her carriage surrounded by an angry anti-Catholic mob, famously declared 'I am the protestant whore.
Alison Margaret Conway, 2010
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Rembrandt's Whore
In a serene, sensuous style of writing and through a compelling narrative of great psychological depth, Rembrandt's Whore does for the Dutch Master what Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring did for Vermeer.
Sylvie Matton, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHORE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whore is used in the context of the following news items.
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I was gangraped at 24, called a whore at 14, Sapna Bhavnani tells …
"When I was 14, I used to talk to boys; drive motor cycles, smoke cigarettes and people in Bandra would often call me a whore because of those things. I never ... «ABP Live, Jul 15»
2
Avengers: Age of Ultron Stars Under Fire for Calling Scarlett …
... called Scarlett Johansson's character Natasha Romanoff—aka spy/assassin/agent “the Black Widow” in the Marvel universe—a “slut” and a “complete whore” ... «TIME, Apr 15»
3
Madonna: Women Most Marginalized, 'Either a Virgin or a Whore'
You're still categorized—you're either a virgin or a whore. If you're a certain age, you're not allowed to express your sexuality, be single or date younger men.”. «Breitbart News, Mar 15»
4
More Comcast customers write in, report name changes of “whore
As if Comcast's recent account name change to “asshole” wasn't bad enough, there are new reports of more rude names like "whore," "dummy," and “Fakoe Boz. «Ars Technica, Jan 15»
5
Defiant Wirathu defends 'whore' slur
U Wirathu labelled Ms Lee a “whore” for opposing a package of laws he is pushing the government and parliament to enact during a protest on January 16, the ... «Myanmar Times, Jan 15»
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Top UN official slams Myanmar monk over 'whore' comments
(CNN) The United Nations' top human rights official has called on Myanmar's leaders to "unequivocally condemn" an ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk who ... «CNN, Jan 15»
7
Kevin Hart Lashes Out at Sony Exec for 'Whore' Snipe ... 'I Protect My …
Kevin Hart has come out swinging at the Sony exec who groused, "I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore" ... saying he will NOT be taken advantage of by ... «TMZ.com, Dec 14»
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Bette Midler Apologizes to Ariana Grande for 'Whore' Comment
Following Midler's interview with the U.K. Telegraph on Monday – in which the 68-year-old Divine Miss M chided the 21-year-old pop star for being too sexual ... «People Magazine, Nov 14»
9
Bow Wow Wasn't Feeling Tony Rock's Erica Mena 'Whore' Tweets
Regardless of what the masses want to assume about their relationship, Shad Moss is madly in love with Erica Mena and won't tolerate any trash talk about his ... «Vibe, Nov 14»
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Hear David Bowie's New Single, 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Entitled 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore (and doubtless named in tribute to the 1629 tragedy by Jacobean playwright John Ford) it is a raucous five-minute mesh of ... «MOJO, Nov 14»

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