puttana etymology

Italian word puttana comes from Old Provençal (to 1500) putana, and later Latin puta (Girl , think Suppose, for instance, namely.)

Detailed word origin of puttana

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
putana Old Provençal (to 1500) (pro)
puta Latin (lat) Girl , think Suppose, for instance, namely.
putain Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (vulgar) whore, prostitute, bitch.
puttana Italian (ita) (derogatory, offensive) bitch. (derogatory, vulgar, _, slang) whore, slut, hooker, harlot, tart (British). Trollop, strumpet, whore, streetwalker.