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What's Your Favorite Old-Fashioned Word For "Slut"?

What's Your Favorite Old-Fashioned Word For "Slut"?

No matter how much some feminists try to reclaim the word "slut," it sounds too harsh to my ears. Don't get me wrong — I am totally behind the idea of taking the wind out of its sails, though. It's a cliché complaint, but it's true: there's no equivalent word for a man who sleeps around. So I say let's embrace the idea with a word we can love. What's your favorite old-fashioned word for "slut"?

— Additional reporting by Barbara Herman

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michael15017422 michael15017422 2 years
I like the term "Brothel Maiden." It has a nice ring to it and sounds very "old-timey"
thewavingcat thewavingcat 7 years
sausage wallet is by far my favorite!!
helonwheels70 helonwheels70 8 years
The Brits have one that sounds extremely mean: Slag. But my favorite has always been "trollop".
helonwheels70 helonwheels70 8 years
The Brits have one that sounds extremely mean: Slag.But my favorite has always been "trollop".
sambodia7 sambodia7 8 years
How about bint? As in: "If I went around sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!" Thank you, Monty Python. Tart, hussy, and floosy are too good to choice between...so good!
sambodia7 sambodia7 8 years
How about bint? As in: "If I went around sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!" Thank you, Monty Python. Tart, hussy, and floosy are too good to choice between...so good!
doom-fox doom-fox 8 years
Chippie! Yes! And "slag"! And "schlampe"!
myls myls 8 years
I've always liked scarlet woman...but woman of ill repute comes in at a very close second :)
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Harlot!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Harlot!
scarletwine scarletwine 8 years
I was disappointed to see that trollop didn't make the list; that's easily my favorite along with the too-long phrase "woman of ill repute"
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
A toss-up between "harlot" and "strumpet," methinks!
chirish chirish 8 years
I have one to add: My grandmother used to use the word "chippie".. I still use it to this day, but it's not a very commonly known one...love this post :)
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 8 years
Fornicatress is hilarious.
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 8 years
Fornicatress is hilarious.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
Slattern! Nice one, siggie stardust! And superjules, your avatar is making me hungry! :drool:
laineecope8 laineecope8 8 years
i love that someone put paris hilton!lol i totally agree!one vote 4 that 1
laineecope8 laineecope8 8 years
i love that someone put paris hilton! lol i totally agree! one vote 4 that 1
siggie_stardust siggie_stardust 8 years
slattern
siggie_stardust siggie_stardust 8 years
slattern
dootsie dootsie 8 years
Strumpet and Minx can be terms of endearment. I've always loved Harlot. No confusing what you mean, but softer than many of the other words in the list.
dootsie dootsie 8 years
Strumpet and Minx can be terms of endearment.I've always loved Harlot. No confusing what you mean, but softer than many of the other words in the list.
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