1. a brothel prostitute.
|Memoirs of [...] Jane D****s 123: She was above the mean practice of sending out her daughters and children (for so the bauds stile their whores) at night, in order to pickm up gallants, and bring them home.|
2. a male homosexual brought into the gay world by a homosexual friend.
|Gay Girl’s Guide 6: daughter: Male whom one has brought out, Used also humorously in conversation or correspondence in mock depreciation of oneself or the other party as a mother.et al.|
|AS XLV:1/2 56: daughter n Male homosexual brought into gay society by another.‘Homosexual Sl.’ in|
3. (UK black/W.I., also dawta) any young woman, irrespective of relationship.
|Official Dancehall Dict. 13: Dawta young woman: u. dawta, yuh a seh onel/girl, you’re looking good.|
SE in slang uses
(US) a prostitute.
|Fifteen Real Comforts of Matrimony 8: Do you think that person was not most severely and unmercifully used by a Daughter of Joy, that when he had bargain’d with her for a nights dalliance for twenty pounds, coming to tell the mony, and finding thrteen-pence-halfpenny wanting [etc].|
|L.A. Times 2 Feb. 26/3: The blithe and fleet-footed daughters of joy, who promenade the Powell-street pavements, exude the sensuous atmosphere of the ‘Arabian knights’.|
see lady of pleasure under lady n.
see game n. (1b)