This etymological association is likely due to the fact that promiscuity and filth were closely associated in times before contraception and modern hygienic practices were common. Also, prostitution was a profession undertaken mostly by lower class individuals living in poverty and thus associated with dirtiness so it was common for a prostitute to also be a slutte.
These associations can even be seen today in images of the modern "slut" which is usually portrayed in the form of a slovenly and scantily dressed woman.
A derogatory term.
Refers to a sexually promiscuous person, usually female.
One who engages in sexual activity with a large number of persons, occasionally simultaneously.
Also refers to one who engages in sexual activity outside of a long-term relationship within the duration of said relationship.
These sexual activities include but are not limited to: passionate kissing, manual stimulation of genitalia and/or breasts in the case of a female; oral stimulation of these parts; sexual intercourse.
In some cases, used to refer to a woman who is wearing "skimpy" or tasteless clothing.
Less commonly, used as a derogatory term by one female for another during periods of conflict.
Synonyms: whore, tramp, slutte. Derivations: slutty (adj.), sluttier/sluttiest (superlatives). Related Adjectives: easy; immoral; loose; cheap.
Gentleman- "Yes quite right, she does seem to be a slutte."
Guy- "Well I'm goin in!" (walks away, towards girl)
Gentleman- "Poor, old Chap."