n.— «They take great pride in rug hooking.…Indeed, members of the Tarheel Ruggers Guild, who presently happen to be all women, unabashedly refer to themselves as “hookers,” nicknamed for the action of hooking wool strips through a backing fabric, usually linen. » —“Local artists hooked on their work” by Beth Beasley BlueRidgeNow.com (Hendersonville, North Carolina) Feb. 12, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Joe Clark says:

    Surely it was the Bob Newhart or Mary Tyler Moore show in which a granny described herself thus: “I was a hooker –  and a damn good one!”

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