AskDefine | Define trull

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English

Etymology

From Trulle.

Pronunciation

  • /trʌl/

Noun

  1. A female prostitute or harlot.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Dray Wara Yow Dee’, Black and White, Folio Society 2004, vol. 1, p. 369:
      South of Delhi, Sahib, you know the saying—‘Rats are the men and trulls the women.’
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      There was bad blood between them at first, says Mr Vincent, and the lord Harry called farmer Nicholas all the old Nicks in the world and an old whoremaster that kept seven trulls in his house and I’ll meddle in his matters, says he.

Extensive Definition

Trull is an affluent area in Somerset, England, situated in Taunton. The area has a population of 1,861 The east window, dating from the 15th century, depicts the crucifixion with St. John and the Mother of Jesus at the foot of the Cross. The pulpit is believed to date from around 1500. The building has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.
The average house price in 2006 in Trull is currently £1.2m.

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