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Definition of "hooker" []

  • A single-masted fishing smack used off the coast of Ireland. (noun)
  • An old worn-out or clumsy ship. (noun)
  • One that hooks. (noun)
  • Slang A prostitute. (noun)
  • Slang A drink of undiluted hard liquor: a hooker of whiskey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hooker" in a sentence
  • "The term "hooker" was used by numerous officers in memos and reports in the late 1990s and later."
  • "I was sipping rose petal tea from a dainty tasse* and eating a second slice of lemony citron cake at Dominique's when I learned that a hooker is a cooker in France."
  • "Deputy Chief LePard said an inference of bias against prostitutes could not necessarily be drawn by the use of the word hooker."