Pimp

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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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For his part, Holme the vicar claimed that Dighton had publicly insulted him, saying, "By God's passion, thou art one whoremaster priest.
In the first, amidst a cluster of three chiasmi, Elbow asserts that Angelo has selected the punishment of personal sexual deviance as the emblem of public reformation: "The deputy cannot abide a whoremaster.
I was seven, and as the coffin came into view on my nana's tiny, black and white telly she yelled "good riddance, you ol' whoremaster," or swearwords to that effect.