Meaning of hooker

hook•er

Pronunciation: (hook'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that hooks.
  2. prostitute.
  3. a large drink of liquor.
  4. a concealed problem, flaw, or drawback; a catch.
  5. a player who hooks the ball in the front line of scrummage.
  6. (cap.)an Amish Mennonite.

hook•er

Pronunciation: (hook'ur), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. any old-fashioned or clumsy vessel.
  2. any fishing vessel working with hooks and lines rather than nets.

Hook•er

Pronunciation: (hook'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1814–79, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
  2. 1554?–1600, English author and clergyman.
  3. 1586?–1647, English Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of the colony of Connecticut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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