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PROSTITUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prostitute mean? 

PROSTITUTE (noun)
  The noun PROSTITUTE has 1 sense:

1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

  Familiarity information: PROSTITUTE used as a noun is very rare.


PROSTITUTE (verb)
  The verb PROSTITUTE has 1 sense:

1. sell one's body; exchange sex for money

  Familiarity information: PROSTITUTE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSTITUTE (noun)


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Meaning:

A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bawd; woman of the street; whore; tart; sporting lady; prostitute; lady of pleasure; harlot; fancy woman; cyprian; cocotte; working girl

Hypernyms ("prostitute" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prostitute"):

call girl (a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone)

camp follower (a prostitute who provides service to military personnel)

comfort woman; ianfu (a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II)

demimondaine (a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society)

floozie; floozy; hooker; hustler; slattern; street girl; streetwalker (a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets)

white slave (a woman sold into prostitution)


PROSTITUTE (verb)


Sense 1prostitute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell one's body; exchange sex for money

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "prostitute" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prostitute"):

street-walk; streetwalk (walk the streets in search of customers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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