prostitute

  • 21prostitute — 1 noun (C) 1 someone, especially a woman, who earns money by having sex with people who pay for it 2 male prostitute a man who earns money in this way 2 verb (T) 1 formal to use your skills, abilities etc in a way that does not show their true… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22prostitute — [16] To prostitute something is etymologically to ‘set it up in front of everyone’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin prōstituere, a compound formed from the prefix prō ‘before, in public’ and statuere ‘set, place’ (source of… …

    Word origins

  • 23prostitute — n. & v. n. 1 a a woman who engages in sexual activity for payment. b (usu. male prostitute) a man or boy who engages in sexual activity, esp. with homosexual men, for payment. 2 a person who debases himself or herself for personal gain. v.tr. 1… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 24prostitute — I. transitive verb ( tuted; tuting) Etymology: Latin prostitutus, past participle of prostituere, from pro before + statuere to station more at pro , statute Date: 1530 1. to offer indiscriminately for sexual intercourse especially for money 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25prostitute — pros•ti•tute [[t]ˈprɒs tɪˌtut, ˌtyut[/t]] n. v. tut•ed, tut•ing 1) a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot 2) cvb a man who engages in sexual acts for money 3) a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in …

    From formal English to slang

  • 26prostitute — Synonyms and related words: B girl, Cyprian, Paphian, abuse, adulterate, alloy, bawd, befoul, bimbo, brass, call girl, canker, catamite, cheapen, chippy, coarsen, cocotte, confound, contaminate, convert, corrupt, courtesan, cruiser, daughter of… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 27prostitute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. whore, harlot, tart (see impurity). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. whore, call girl, hustler, harlot, strumpet, lewd woman, bawd, streetwalker, loose woman, fallen woman, courtesan, abandoned woman,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 28prostitute — pros·ti·tute || prÉ‘stɪtuːt / prÉ’stɪtjuːt n. whore, harlot, person who provides sexual services for a fee v. provide sex services for a fee; engage in prostitution; devote oneself to dishonorable causes in return for profit …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 29prostitute — I. v. a. Misuse, abuse, misapply, pervert, make a bad use of. II. n. See Strumpet …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 30prostitute — 1. noun undercover cops posing as prostitutes Syn: call girl, whore; informal hooker; working girl, lady of the evening, streetwalker, member of the oldest profession, tart, moll, fille de joie, escort, courtesan, hustler; ho; dated scarlet woman …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 31prostitute — n 1. harlot, whore, demire, slut, hussy, cocotte, demimondaine, loose woman, wanton, fallen woman, woman of ill repute, white slave; lady of the evening, lady of pleasure, woman of the profession, Mrs. Warren, Fr. fille de joie. trollop, strumpet …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 32prostitute — pros·ti·tute …

    English syllables

  • 33prostitute — 1. noun Syn: whore, sex worker, call girl, rent boy; informal working girl; Brit.; informal tom; N.Amer.; informal hooker, hustler 2. verb they prostituted their art Syn: betray, sacrifice, sell, sell out …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 34prostitute — [ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt] noun [C] someone who has sex with people as their job …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 35prostitutė — prostitùtė sf. (2) Š moteris, užsiimanti prostitucija …

    Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • 36prostitute — /ˈprɒstətjut / (say prostuhtyooht) noun 1. a person, especially a woman, who engages in sexual intercourse for money as a livelihood. 2. someone who allows their talents to be used in a debased or unworthy way, usually for financial gain. –verb… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 37prostitute —   v.t. debase for gain; make bad use of …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 38prostitute —   No equivalent in ancient times. Wahine ho okamakama, wahine laikini, wahine pākaukau, wahine moekolohe. See kūkaeuli …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 39prostitute — One who permits common indiscriminate sexual activity for hire, in distinction from sexual activi( ty confined exclusively to one person. Com. v. King, 374 Mass. 5, 372 N.E.2d 196, 202. A person who engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 40prostitute — One who practices prostitution. A whore. Anno: 14 ALR 1502. See prostitution …

    Ballentine's law dictionary