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Sluttish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sluttish adj
  1. used especially of women [syn: blowsy, blowzy, slatternly]
  2. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: easy, light, loose, promiscuous, wanton]
Sluttish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sluttish \Slut"tish\, a. Like a slut; untidy; indecently negligent of cleanliness; disorderly; as, a sluttish woman. Why is thy lord so slutish, I thee pray. --Chaucer. An air of liberal, though sluttish, plenty, indicated the wealthy farmer. --Sir W. Scott. -- Slut"tish*ly, adv. -- Slut"tish*ness, n.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sluttish'


Slut or slattern has been used in the past primarily as a pejorative term meaning an individual who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally applied to women and was an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning "dirty or slovenly."

Although the ultimate origin of slut is unknown, it first appeared in Middle English in 1402 as slutte (AHD), with the meaning "a dirty, untidy, or slovenly woman."

Another early meaning was "kitchen maid or drudge" (c. 1450), a meaning retained as late as the 18th century, when hard knots of dough found in bread were referred to as "slut's pennies."

Similar words appear in Dutch, German and Swedish dialects meaning "a dirty woman," indicating a common ancestor in Germanic languages. The word entered the colloquial Yiddish as "akhsluttishkha" meaning "a hag". It exists in Ukrainian too as slutyj as a loan word from Yiddish or via the mediaeval Scandinavian Varangian colonists in Kievan Rus'. A popular theory connects slut to earlier Germanic forms meaning "slush" or "mud puddle," but this derivation remains in question.

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