Har"lot (?), n. [OE.harlot, herlot, a vagabond, OF. harlot, herlot, arlot; cf. Pr. arlot, Sp. arlote, It. arlotto; of uncertain origin.]

1.

A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.

[Obs.]

He was a gentle harlot and a kind. Chaucer.

2.

A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

3.

A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.

 

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Har"lot, a.

Wanton; lewd; low; base.

Shak.

 

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Har"lot, v. i.

To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.

Milton.

 

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