Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tricks of the Trade

I've been calling them "tarts" on a weekly basis, but there were many other names for ladies of the night. Here is a selection of terms for courtesans, prostitutes and all around tarts.

Bachelor Fare Bit o' Muslin Cat Convent Garden Nun Crack Cyprian Dell Dirty Puzzle Dollymop Doxy Drury Lane Vestal Fille Harlot Hedge Whore Lady of Easy Virtue Covey Mab Posture Moll Quean Rep Short-Heeled Wench Tart Thais Trapes Trull Wasp Woman of the People