Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Slut.

Although the ultimate origin of slut is unknown, it first appeared in Middle English in 1402 as slutte, with the meaning "a dirty, untidy, or slovenly woman." Even earlier, Geoffory Chaucer used the word sluttish (c.1386) to describe a slovenly man; however, later uses appear almost exclusively associated with women. The modern sense of "a sexually promiscuous woman" dates to at least 1450.

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." A notable example of this use is Samuel Pepy's diary description of his servant girl as "an admirable slut" who "pleases us mightily, doing more service than both the others and deserves wages better". In the 19th century, the word was used as a euphemism in place of bitch in the sense of "a female dog."

The accepted denotative meaning is a sexually promiscuous woman or "a woman of a low or loose character; a bold or impudent girl; a hussy, jade." The term slut is therefore frequently used as an insult:

Hearne, 1715: "Nor was she a Woman of any Beauty, but was a nasty Slut."
Shenstone, 1765: "She's ugly, she's old,... And a slut, and a scold."

A few porn stars have embraced the term as a badge of pride for a sex-positive person.




Lol! thank you Wikipedia.


4 comments:

Alex The Slutty Greek said...

haha, I love Wikipedia...lol

distractinglybombastic said...

who's the slut this time? ;)

Manuel said...

Yay slut!!

Cruise said...

So you're a man slut. KTHXBI.