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Definition of Meretricious
MeretriciousMeretricious Mer`e*tri"cious, a. [L. meretricius, from
meretrix, -icis, a prostitute, lit., one who earns money, i.
e., by prostitution, fr. merere to earn, gain. See Merit.]
1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with
harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show;
gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as,
meretricious dress or ornaments. -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ly,
adv. -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ness, n.
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