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Why are prostitutes called hookers?

In order to answer the question of why prostitutes are called hookers, I’ve just plain asked one or two of the ladies (and their visitors) if they knew. And, well, there are more interesting answers and theories as to why prostitutes are called hookers.

The response right after the answer is also that the ladies do not like to be called a ‘hooker’. They prefer prostitute or sex worker. Or lady, which I use.

  1. “We hook you with our love, so that is why.” – Shari
    This makes sense since in Dutch Amsterdam dialect ‘Pezen‘ means working hard. Which they do, to make you come back and spend more.
  2. “There was an Army person long time ago who’s last name was Hooker and he and his soldier friends visited a lot of prostitutes during a war.” – Maria
    This is my personal favorite because it seems so weird. But, she didn’t just make it up! Evidence claims it is an untrue story, but it is a story that is going around for ages.
  3. “I have no idea, could it be because it looks like they are fishing for men on the streets?” – Rob
    And when they bite… 😉
  4. “I thought it is because some of us also work on the corner of the streets and the old word for corner is hook.” – Samantha
    Believable right? And at first I couldn’t find any proof of this word being used as corner in the English language. In Dutch the word for corner is ‘hoek’ but then again, hooker in Dutch is ‘hoer’ so that didn’t make any sense to me.

But then I bumped into this:

Screenshot of a diagram explaining the etimology of the word hooker. Why are prostitutes called hookers/ This explains why!

Hoek degenerated to hook and thus the word hooker was born.

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2 Comments

  • נערת ליווי אשדוד

    August 6, 2018 at 10:14 am

    We’re having coffee at Nylon Coffee Roasters on Everton Park in Singapore.

    I’m having black coffee, he’s developing a cappuccino.

    He is handsome. Brown hair slicked back, glasses which fit his face,
    hazel eyes and the most wonderful lips I’ve seen. He’s well made, with incredible arms as well as a chest that stands apart
    within this sweater. We’re standing before of one
    another speaking about our way of life, what we wish money
    for hard times, what we’re seeking on another person. He starts saying that he’s been rejected plenty of times.

    ‘Why Andrew? You’re so handsome. I’d never reject
    you ‘, I only say He smiles at me, biting his lip.

    ‘Oh, I wouldn’t know. Everything happens for a good reason right.
    But let me know, would you reject me, could you Ana?’ He
    said.

    ‘No, how could I?’ , I replied

    “So, make use of mind if I kissed you currently?’ he explained as I buy better him and kiss him.

    ‘The next time don’t ask, do exactly it.’ I reply.

    ‘I love how you will think.’ , he said.

    In the meantime, I start scrubbing my rearfoot in his leg, massaging it slowly. ‘What can you like girls? And, Andrew, don’t spare me the details.’ I ask.

    ‘Everyone loves determined women. Someone to know what they want. Someone who won’t say yes just because I said yes. Someone who’s unafraid when you try new things,’ he says. ‘I’m never afraid of trying new stuff, especially when it comes to making new things in the bed room ‘, I intimate ‘And Everyone loves females who are direct, who cut in the chase, like you simply did. To be
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    Reply
    • Red Light Waitress

      August 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      That’s some story there. I never experienced something quite like this and I am inclined to say fortunately. Good luck with the writing. Not sure if you had a question, but thanks anyway for sharing this.

      Reply

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