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have a reputation:

Or: have a bad-reputation , usually said of a woman reputed to be promiscuous , one known to be readily available and willing to have sexual-intercourse . Sexually active women are regarded as promiscuous and referred to negatively as: ' that kind of girl ' or ' a dame like that '. See playgirl for synonyms.


(1) Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' Unfortunately, the only question he [the male] has in mind is: Is she easy (since 17 th C), loose (since 15 th C), fast (18 th C), swift (late 19-20 th C), speedy (c. 1923), light (14 th C), or convenient (19 th C)? Does she go all-the-way (mid-20 th C), the whole route (19-20 th C), or the limit (c. 1916)? Once we have the answer to that question, we have established what is called a reputation (since 18 th C) .'

(2) Ned Ravine's (Armand Assante) voice over commentary about Lola Cain (Sean Young) in Fatal Instinct (1993): ' Funny thing about women. They'll do anything to keep up appearances. Take Lola Cain. She'd rather look like a hardcase with bloody knuckles than a soft touch with a soiled reputation . Still, I had to admit, there was something about her that made me sweat bullets .'

(3) Connie (Audrey Meadows) about Cathy (Doris Day) in That Touch of Mink (1962): ' She's going to spend the rest of her life saing: 'I'm not that kind of a girl'. I'm only afraid that some day, before she's finished saying it , she will be .'

(4) Hillary Kramer (Barbra Streisand) to boxer Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon (Ryan O'Neil) in The Main Event (1979): ' I'm not the sleazy motel type .'

See Also: in like Flynn, woman of a certain class

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