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Prostitute Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
  • sell one''s body; exchange sex for money

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

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Prostitute Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A prostitute (also called hooker, whore, ho, street walker, sex worker or escort) is a person, most of the time a woman, who has sex with people for money. Prostitution is sometimes called the "world's oldest profession". There are written records of it in almost every culture and society.

Some prostitutes walk the streets looking for customers. They are usually called "streetwalkers" and are the most noticeable type of prostitutes. Others work in bars and nightclubs. Others may work at a building called a brothel. Other prostitutes may work from their homes or from an apartment rented for the purpose, and have their clients (customers) contact them by phone or on the internet. Some prostitutes may have a boss (a person they work for and who they may give part of the money they make to), who may be called a "madame" (if they are a woman) or a "pimp" (if they are a man).

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'Prostitute' example sentence in quotations

* Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it. - Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

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Prostitute Sample Sentences in News

  • Words from the Street lets the downtrodden tell their stories
    Jillann Mignon always knew she had a voice. She just didn’t know if anybody wanted to hear what she had to say. After spending 11 years as a sex-trade worker, she found the courage to tell her story in a writing contest. On Sunday, Mignon, 28, read her winning submission “If I was a prostitute at the feet of God” and drew a standing ovation from the crowd in Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'
  • Special-needs bus driver tries to pickup prostitute while on duty
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fl. — For some people sexting just isn’t enough to satisfy that sexual urge. That’s especially true for Rodigue Macharie, 43, who is a special-needs bus driver. And get this, while he was on his empty bus but still on duty, Macharie noticed a prostitute walking down the steet so he tried grabbing […] Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'
  • Prostitute testifies against pimp accused of attack, abduction
    The first time her pimp punched her in the face was three days after they met. Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'

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