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Pimp

In feudal England, a type of tenure by which a tenant was permitted to use real property that belonged to a lord in exchange for the performance of some service, such as providing young women for the use and pleasure of the lord.

An individual who, for a fee, supplies another individual with a prostitute for sexual purposes. To pander, or cater to the sexual desires of others in exchange for money.

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Prostitution.

pimp

n. a person who procures a prostitute for customers or vice versa, sharing the profits of the woman's activities. Supposedly he provides protection for the prostitutes, but quite often he will threaten, brutalize, rape, cheat and induce drug addiction of his women. A pimp commits the crime of pandering. (See: prostitution, pander, panderer)

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Beck's life as a writer is inevitably less compelling than his decades as a pimp.
As well as inking their name on the girl, they are also tattooing circles on the girls' bodies to let other pimps know they are owned by them.
Sought for their comment, Carlos denied that they were pimps and claimed that the three of them were also prostitutes like the women rescued by the NBI.
In much of the country today if a girl is found in the custody of a so-called pimp she is not considered to be a victim of abuse, and that's just wrong and defies common sense," Wyden testified at a recent hearing.
This reporter talked to at least five pimps and each was ready to offer at least five- six foreign girls at different rates.
On interrogation it was found that these pimps were working as agents for the women and transporting them to various different states.
Members of the body chose to stay away from a scheduled meeting to avoid being branded as pimps.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation agreed to assist in the case, and working with Special Agent Barbara Brown, Gordon interviewed dozens of adolescent female victims of prostitution in order to identify the most notorious pimps operating on the streets of Atlanta.
During the ensuing discussions the subject of pimps arose and an area of mutual research interest developed.
Decameron and the Philosophy of Storytelling: Author as Midwife and Pimp.
Women working in clubs are paying between 40 and 60 percent to the club owner, and women on the street or that have pimps often turn over their entire take to the pimp and just get a little allowance to five off of.
In all, 12 children aged under 17 were rescued from pimps during the operation, which involved all 55 police forces in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands.