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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
whore /hɔr; often hʊr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. prostitute.
whor•ish, adj. 

who're /ˈhuɚ/USA pronunciation  
  • Pronounscontraction. a shortened form of who are:Who're the people at the next table?

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    whore  (hôr, hōr or, often, hŏŏr), 
    n., v., whored, whor•ing. 

    n. 
    1. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money;
      prostitute;
      harlot;
      strumpet.

    v.i. 
    1. to act as a whore.
    2. to consort with whores.

    v.t. 
    1. [Obs.]to make a whore of;
      corrupt;
      debauch.
    Etymology:bef. 1100;
    Middle English, Old English hōre;
    cognate with German Hure, Old Norse hōra;
    akin to Gothic hors harlot, Latin cārus dear

    who're  (ho̅o̅ər), 
  • Pronounscontraction of who are:Who're the people at the next table?
  • See contraction. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    whore /hɔː/ n
    1. a prostitute or promiscuous woman: often a term of abuse
    vb (intransitive)
    1. to be or act as a prostitute
    2. (of a man) to have promiscuous sexual relations, esp with prostitutes
    3. (often followed by after) to seek that which is immoral, idolatrous, etc
    Etymology: Old English hōre; related to Old Norse hōra, Old High German hvora, Latin carus dear

    ˈwhorish adj



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