Why are prostitute’s called hookers?

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There is a very quick and easy answer for this question.  Hookers have been called hookers since 1845.  The term came from none other than New York, specifically a place called ‘The Hook’.  Ladies of the night could be found every night at ‘The Hook’ and it did not take long for someone to coin the phrase hooker, probably many people coined it, I’m assuming they were men.

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One Response to “Why are prostitute’s called hookers?”
  1. charley says:

    i’ve also heard that the name came from the camp followers of Gen. Hooker’s yankee army during the War of Secession… although this version predates the War…

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