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noun 
  1. (countable) (derogatory) a sexually promiscuous woman.
  2. (countable) a prostitute.
  3. (countable) (derogatory) a slovenly, untidy person, usually a woman.
    • 1600 CE: William Shakespeare, As you like it
    • : Clo. Truly, and to cast away honesty upon a foul , were to put good meat into an unclean dish. \ Aud. I am not a , though I thank the Goddess I am foul.
    • 1602 CE: William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor
    • : Where fires thou find"st unrak"d, and hearths unswept, \ There pinch the Maids as blew as Bill-berry, \ Our radiant Queene, hates Sluts, and Sluttery.
      1. (countable) (derogatory) a bold, outspoken woman.
    • 1728 CE: John Gay, Begger"s Opera
    • : Our Polly is a sad Slut! nor heeds what we have taught her.
      1. (countable) (archaic) a female dog.
    • 1852 CE: Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush
    • : "Bete!" returned the angry Frenchman, bestowing a savage kick on one of the unoffending pups which was frisking about his feet. The pup yelped; the barked and leaped furiously at the offender, and was only kept from biting him by Sam, who could scarcely hold her back for laughing; the captain was uproarious; the offended Frenchman alone maintained a severe and dignified aspect. The dogs were at length dismissed, and peace restored.
      1. (countable) (archaic) a maid.
    • 1664 CE: Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    • : Our little girl Susan is a most admirable , and pleases us mightily, doing more service than both the others and deserves wages better.
Translations: 
  • German: Hí¼ndin(de)f
  • Spanish: criada , sirvienta
Etymology: First attested in 1402 CE, with the meaning untidy woman; cognate with the Dutch slodder, dialectal German Schlutt (sloven), and dialectal Swedish slata (idle woman). From the Late Middle English slutte, from slutMiddle English, slut (mud); of uncertain origin beyond that. Cf. the Norwegian slutr (sleet, impure liquid).


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