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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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* 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


  • Ex-prostitute ends long march for French bill to penalise clients
    Paris (AFP) - A former prostitute who walked 800 kilometres (500 miles) across France to demand that the government make good on its promise to penalise clients ended her protest march in Paris Sunday. Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'
  • Man in charge of US secret service sex scandal inquiry resigns due to sex scandal
    David Nieland quits following visit to prostitute in Florida, report says Nieland said White House pressured him over Colombia investigation The investigator who led the Department of Homeland Securitys internal review of a prostitution scandal involving secret service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'
  • Phila. officer charged with soliciting prostitute
    A 26-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department was charged Wednesday after an undercover operation discovered him soliciting a prostitute, police said. Read more on this news related to 'Prostitute'

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