A commonly used slang term for prostitute. The word is used to refer to a woman who recieves payment for sexual pleasures she gives to the man she is employed by. Popular legend has it that the term "hooker" came from the American Civil War. There are many different versions of the legend involving Major General Joseph Hooker. A common one: Originally called "camp followers" prostitutes would follow the camps of the army. It was the job of the commanding general to make sure that these women were kept away from the soldiers camps. However, General Hooker never bothered to do so. They soon became known as "Hooker's other army" because they could be seen throughout the Union camps. Later it was shortened to "hookers." There are more still that tell of men questioning the identity of the ladies and being told "They're Hooker's" as in, belonging to Hooker, but the name stuck. Despite the many stories, this may or may not be true. The term "hooker" was used in print as early as the 1830's (years before Hooker was a public figure, and around 30 years before he was the head of the Army of the Potomac.) He was not a "pimp" in any way, as a select few rumor him to be, and was quite a good officer despite his failures. His name, however, seems to be linked to these women who sell their bodies for money.
"Look at how she's dressed. She looks like a hooker."
by I Love Erik July 24, 2008
1. a woman whose undertaking is referred to as "the earliest business of the human history", or to provide various sexual services for money to her general male clientele. A hooker usually does not limit or qualify her client as long as the client is allegedly willing and able to compensate for the service to be offered. The business of hookers is rendered illegal or unlawful in vast majority of legislation, hence it is also rendered illegal or unlawful to promote the business in any way.

2. (adjective) of a hooker; of any of the qualities associated with a hooker and/or her business with negative or positive implications depending on the context.

3. (H-) an automotive brand of Holley Performance Products (Hooker Headers), or its product, which has been playing an indispensable role in NASCAR.
2. Hooker orange juice (as Jay Leno called TANG powder conc.)
by 0myg0d December 05, 2013
n. Slang for an ex-partner monitoring your every move on social media
My ex-girlfriend lives across the country and knows I'm dating someone new. She's such a hooker.
by SI-Friend December 19, 2012
A left-handed person who writes in an inverted or "hooked" position
I'm a hooker! I can't use these scissors!
by thelittleredgnome April 15, 2011
1. A prostitute, specifically a term used in the United States to describe a woman who sells her sex on the streets or roads as opposed to a higher-class call girl, brothel worker or one man's mistress.

2. A traditional sailing vessel most often associated with Galway Bay, Ireland. Typically with a broad, stout timber hull and red or occasionally black sails. Used to transport turf (peat), hay, livestock and other goods along the coast and out to the Aran and other islands. Connection to the first definition of hooker is hazy at best.
You can pick up a hooker for fifty bucks on the way out of town.

The Galway Hookers used to run a race between Galway port and Kinvara.
by Fearman December 29, 2007
a tennis player who cheats on line calls
Coach: Candace u fucking hooker, that shot was in!
by Sarah Nordhues October 19, 2007
When a woman spreads her legs like the splits except vertically. The man comes in from either her vag or behind. The woman can bend her knee over his shoulder if she gets tired if a man also gets a blowjob at the same time in a threesome it is known as "the big H"
"I was hookering Julie last night"
"Really how'd it go?"
"Well Conor came in and we H'd her"
"Sweet.."
by GAVIN ELMO September 26, 2008
A prostitute.

Began in the Civil War when General Joeseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker was concerned about the number of STDs amoung his soldiers. He Red District'd all of the prostitutes and gave them annual checks for signs of STDs. And everyone knows how generals check over their men to make sure all uniforms and such are in tip-top shape, so the Red District Prostitutes became known as "Hooker's Army", later dropping the "Army" and becoming "hooker."
Person: Yo, John, you see that hooker last night?
John: You mean Joe Hooker?
Person: Uh... no, the prostitutes. Didja sleep with her?
by Squishie November 04, 2006

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