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[truhl] /trʌl/
a prostitute; strumpet.
Origin of trull
1510-20; of uncertain origin; cf. trollop, German Trulle loose woman Unabridged
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  • The captain and old trull—I believe it's trull—ran aft, and are looking over the taffrail!

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • But neither the captain nor trull nor Donovan could believe it was the surf.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • "Unless I'm mistaken, that is just what old trull is up to now," said Wade.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Old trull and Bonney caught up the pike-poles to fend off with.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • He should have gone to Beeson, Pancoast with it; instead of to trull.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • This trull—seems to me I've seen his name on our records—what's he want there?

    Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • They were a Gates and a trull who had met here, started a hand-to-hand battle and tumbled into the water.

    Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Mr. Chadwick was a native of trull, near Taunton, in Somersetshire, where he was born in 1751.

  • Old trull and Weymouth were set to watch the ice, and the rest of us went down to breakfast.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Do you mean to tell me a boy can go and marry when he pleases, and any trull he pleases, and the marriage is good?

British Dictionary definitions for trull


(archaic) a prostitute; harlot
Word Origin
C16: from German Trulle; see trollop
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Word Origin and History for trull

"a low prostitute or concubine; a drab, strumpet, trollop" [OED], 1510s, from German trulle, perhaps cognate with troll (n.), or perhaps from troll (v.), cf. Middle High German trolle "awkward fellow."

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