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strumpet

A strumpet is a woman who commits adultery or sleeps around a lot. It's an insult, although an old-fashioned one.

You're more likely to read about strumpets in Shakespeare than anything written recently, because this is an out-of-style word for a woman who commits adultery. You can also call a strumpet an adulteress, hussy, loose woman, or trollop, but it's best to avoid all those terms since they're sexist and offensive.

Definitions of strumpet
  1. noun
    a woman adulterer
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