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."
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prostitute. started in the civil war When Gen.Hooker of the Union Army (the first pimp) tried to protect his troops from VD by buying the best chicks and pimping them to his corps of 20,000 men. orginally hooker's girls.
hooker is the pimp of hookers.
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A sexy woman who fucks men who need to be fucked. A woman who gives pleasure to desperate males like me when In need of pussy.
I love to pick up hookers when I need sexx.
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Term used to describe a type of female that is:

- Easy to bang
- Takes money for sex
- Disappointed male does not get any
That fucking hooker, she gave me blue ball
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1. A source of pleasure, mainly sex, bt only if payed.
2. Target practice.
1. Check it out. A hooker. Hand me my wallet and my sex enhancing pills.
2. Check it out. A hooker. Hand me my grenades and rocket launcher.
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A prostitute. Usually, prostitutes are females, but plenty of prositutes are males.

Hookers sell their bodies to a variety of people, from unassuming men to really freaky characters. Just imagine having sex with half a dozen strange men each day for money: it's not a pleasant thought.

And prostitutes don't have sex for money because they like it; it's about the money. They might often hate their line of work, but they have no other way out.

Hookers range from the chic call girl, who is higher class and has control over the situation, to the lowly streetwalker, who is vulnerable to attack or police entrapment.

And remember: use a condom if you're with a prostitute, unless you want clamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, AIDS, hepatitis, syphilis, or other *charming* diseases.
"Oh God, put some clothes on! ... And I don't want to see your underwear! You're not supposed to show your underwear to the world! You look like a hooker." Moi thinking about Britney Spears, a reknowned prostitute, stripper, and porn star.
by Lorelili April 07, 2005
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A woman who is wise above others in the art of sexual satisfaction and love. In ancient times, these women were considered to be priestesses and were given their own temples where they could teach their art to others for a large sum of money. These women were highly respected and cherished for their extensive knowledge of lovemaking/giving, and their spiritual understanding.

Later, the christian religion would have a great negative effect on these women's lives, mostly because the spiritual beliefs of these cunt-lovin' cultures were pagan (a big no-no to chiristianity). as christianity spread, people started to see sex as a sin, and the priestesses were slowly blacklisted. today, this christian idea of sex as a sin still stands, and hookers are now considered criminals.
that hooker is one strong, cunt-lovin' individual.
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