whore-monger

A man that keeps more than one mistress. A country gentleman, who kept a female friend, being reproved by the parson of the parish, and styled a whore-monger, asked the parson whether he had a cheese in his house; and being answered in the affirmative, 'Pray,' says he, 'does that one cheese make you a cheese-monger?'

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Whore"mon`ger (?), n.

A whoremaster; a lecher; a man who frequents the society of whores.

 

© Webster 1913.

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