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trollop

Noun

1 a dirty untidy woman [syn: slattern, slut, slovenly woman]
2 a woman adulterer [syn: adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet]

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English

Etymology

Origin uncertain; apparently connected with troll.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈtɹɒl.əp/, /"trQl.@p/

Noun

  1. A woman held by others as retaining a vulgar and discourteous disposition.
  2. A strumpet.

Usage notes

This term connotes a debasement of class or social standing.

Translations

woman held by others as retaining a vulgar and discourteous disposition
  • Dutch: slet
strumpet
  • Dutch: slet, hoer

Extensive Definition

The name Trollope is derived from the place-name Troughburn, in Northumberland. Troughburn was originally Trolhop, meaning (in Norse) Troll Valley, and the earliest recorded use is John Andrew Trolope (1427-1461) who lived in Thornlaw, Co Durham
Another theory is that the name is of Norman origin, and is recorded in the Domesday Book as occurring in Lincolnshire .

Spellings

Spelling variations of this family name include Trollop, Trollope, Trollupe, Trollup, Trolloop and others.

Notable Trollopes

Notes

References

  • D Hey Family Names and Family History (2000) . ISBN 1 85285 255 0
  • P H Reaney Dictionary of British Surnames ( 1958). ISBN 0 7100 8106 5

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jezebel, backslider, bad egg, bad lot, bad woman, baggage, bitch, black sheep, broad, chippy, clitoromaniac, cocotte, degenerate, drab, droop, easy lay, easy woman, fallen angel, floozy, frail sister, frump, grisette, harridan, hussy, hysteromaniac, jade, jezebel, lecher, litterbug, loll, lollop, loose woman, lop, lost sheep, lost soul, miscreant, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, pervert, pickup, pig, pimp, profligate, quean, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, scapegrace, schlep, schlump, slattern, slob, sloppy Joe, sloven, slump, slut, sorry lot, strumpet, swine, tart, tramp, trull, uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whore
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