Share this entry

Share this page

hooker

Pronunciation: /ˈhʊkər; ˈhʊkə(r)/

Translation of hooker in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (prostitute) prostituta (feminine), puta (feminine) [vulgar]
    Example sentences
    • She winced at the sight of them, holding onto his hand out of fear that they would grab her and lead her into their world of hookers and prostitutes.
    • It's full of hookers and prostitutes, and you may even be lured into their traps.
    • On the other end of the spectrum is Tim, 47, a writer, who confessed to his now-wife that he used to see street hookers regularly.
  • 2 (in rugby) talonador, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Paul was impressive last week against Salford after switching from scrum half to hooker early on after Aaron Smith suffered a head injury.
    • The changes included a first cap for substitute flank Tim Dullane and a complete reshuffle of the front-row to accommodate reserve hooker Hanyani Shimange.
    • The man who stood out in the lineouts against the Italians was new captain Bobby Skinstad, but the wet conditions will make it difficult for the hookers to get the ball in straight when throwing at the back.

Definition of hooker in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day llanero
m,f
plainsman …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.