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hooker:
A prostitute , more often a female, but can be of either sex . Still chiefly a US term, but widely understood by Anglophones of most countries. See prostitute for synonyms.
ETYMOLOGY: Wrongly attributed to Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker who supposedly recruited prostitutes to service his troops or because of the unruly conduct of his men during the Civil War. Washington's red-light district (south of Constitution Avenue) was named Hooker's Division or Hookers Brigade because it was frequented by his men and because he later put it off limits to them.
The word hooker appeared earlier, in the 1859 (2 nd ) edition of John Russell Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms : ' a strumpet , a sailor's trull '. Russell attributed the word to Corlear's Hook, a red-light district in New York City, but this was only a guess.

Quote: Jane Harper (Jane Fonda) and hubby Dick (George Segal) in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977):
-- Jane: ' I'm a college graduate, reasonably intelligent, not at all together unattractive .'
-- Dick: ' Yes, but will you be happy being a hooker? '
-- Jane: ' Interesting that the only two jobs you consider me qualified for are secretary and hooker .'
-- Dick: ' You're not qualified to be a secretary .'




See Also: a bit of rumpy-bumpy, a bit of rumpy-pumpy, bit of rumpy-bumpy, bit of rumpy-pumpy, hook, hook house, hook joint, hook shop, hooker, hoowah, prostitution, rumpy-bumpy, rumpy-pumpy, take-out hooker,

Quotes Containing hooker:
Xaviera Hollander (Joey Heatherton) in The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977): ''What''s good for general intercourse is good for the country .''
Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) about his business partner Lana (Rebecca DeMorney), a hooker in Risky Business (1983): ''It was great the way her mind worked. No guilt, no doubts, no fears; none of my specialties. Just the shameless pursuit of immediate gratification. What a capitalist!''
Groucho Marx: 'Women should be obscene and not heard.' The full quote, from his 1941 interview with Marjorie White (From the video Gabe Kaplan as Groucho (1982)): 'As far as I'm concerned women should be obscene and not heard.' A similar opinion is expressed by Phil Silvers as movie mogul W.B. Warkoff in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980): 'I think women should be felt and not heard.'
Groucho Marx: ''Women should be obscene and not heard.'' The full quote, from his 1941 interview with Marjorie White (From the video Gabe Kaplan as Groucho (1982)): ''As far as I''m concerned women should be obscene and not heard.'' A similar opinion is expressed by Phil Silvers as movie mogul W.B. Warkoff in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980): ''I think women should be felt and not heard.''
Groucho Marx: 'Women should be obscene and not heard.' The full quote, from his 1941 interview with Marjorie White (From the video Gabe Kaplan as Groucho (1982)): 'As far as I'm concerned women should be obscene and not heard.' A similar opinion is expressed by Phil Silvers as movie mogul W.B. Warkoff in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980): 'I think women should be felt and not heard.'
Xaviera Hollander (Joey Heatherton) and Nick (Joseph Ferreri), the coffee man , in The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977): - Xaviera: ''Do you have any Danish?'' - Nick: ''No, how about a little Greek?''
Ex-hooker V (Melanie Griffith) to the inquisitive young Frank Wheeler (Michael Patrick Carter) who keeps asking about that spot in Milk Money (1994): - V:''There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy.'' - Frank:'' Where?'' - V:''Her heart .''


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