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procuress

[proh-kyoo r-is, pruh-] /proʊˈkyʊər ɪs, prə-/
noun
1.
a woman who procures prostitutes.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see procurer, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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Examples for procuress
  • She simply listens to the blandishments of the procuress, while in the background the preoccupied clergyman ignores her.
  • In addition this order procuress supplemental fixtures and material in order to integrate the current within the new location.
British Dictionary definitions for procuress

procurer

/prəˈkjʊərə/
noun
1.
a person who procures, esp one who procures women or girls as prostitutes
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