Prostitute

  • 1 prostitute — pros·ti·tute 1 / präs tə ˌtüt, ˌtyüt/ n: a person who engages in sexual activity indiscriminately esp. for money compare panderer, pimp prostitute 2 vt tut·ed, tut·ing [Latin prostitutus, past participle of prostituere, from p …

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  • 2 Prostitute — Pros ti*tute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prostituted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prostituting}.] [L. prostitutus, p. p. of prostituere to prostitute; pro before, forth + statuere to put, place. See {Statute}.] 1. To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 prostitute — ► NOUN ▪ a person, typically a woman, who engages in sexual activity for payment. ► VERB (often prostitute oneself) 1) offer (someone) as a prostitute. 2) put to an unworthy or corrupt use for the sake of gain. DERIVATIVES prostitution noun …

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  • 4 Prostitute — Pros ti*tute, a. [L. prostitutus, p. p.] Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes. [1913 Webster] Made bold by want, and prostitute for bread. Prior [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Prostitute — Pros ti*tute, n. [L. prostituta.] 1. A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot. [1913 Webster] 2. A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire. [1913 Webster] No hireling she, no… …

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  • 6 prostitutė — prostitùtė dkt. Skur̃das pri̇̀vertė tàpti prostitutè …

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  • 7 prostitute — [n] person who sells own abilities, talent, or name for inferior purpose betrayer, cheater, deceiver, gigolo, hustler, seducer; concept 412 prostitute [v] to put one’s talent to an unworthy use abuse, cheapen, corrupt, debase, debauch, degrade,… …

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  • 8 prostitute — [präs′tə to͞ot΄, präs′tətyo͞ot΄] vt. prostituted, prostituting [< L prostitutus, pp. of prostituere < pro , before + statuere, to cause to stand, akin to stare, STAND] 1. to sell the services of (oneself or another) for purposes of sexual… …

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  • 9 Prostitute (EP) — Infobox Album Name = Prostitute Type = ep Artist = Neuroticfish Released = June 4,2002 Recorded = Genre = Synthpop Length = 16:24 Label = Strange Ways Producer = Neuroticfish Reviews = Last album = Sushi 2001 This album = Prostitute 2002 Next… …

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  • 10 prostitute — {{11}}prostitute (n.) harlot, woman who offers her body indiscriminately (usually for money), 1610s, from L. prostituta prostitute, fem. of prostitutus, pp. of prostituere (see PROSTITUTE (Cf. prostitute) (v.)). {{12}}prostitute (v.) 1520s, to… …

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  • 11 prostitute — [[t]prɒ̱stɪtjuːt, AM tuːt[/t]] prostitutes, prostituting, prostituted 1) N COUNT A prostitute is a person, usually a woman, who has sex with men in exchange for money. He admitted last week he paid for sex with a prostitute. ...male prostitutes.… …

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  • 12 prostitute — I UK [ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt] / US [ˈprɑstɪˌtut] noun [countable] Word forms prostitute : singular prostitute plural prostitutes someone who is paid to have sex with people. This word usually refers to a woman. II UK [ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt] / US [ˈprɑstɪˌtut]… …

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  • 13 prostitute — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common ▪ She was arrested and charged with being a common prostitute. ▪ child, teenage, underage ▪ female, male …

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  • 14 prostitute — 01. Most [prostitutes] are women, and most of their clients are men. 02. As long as men are willing to pay strangers for sex, [prostitution] will continue to exist. 03. Young women brought to the capital from the countryside are often forced into …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 prostitute — pros|ti|tute1 [ˈprɔstıtju:t US ˈpra:stıtu:t] n someone, especially a woman, who earns money by having sex with people prostitute 2 prostitute2 v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of prostituere to show publicly, offer for sale… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 prostitute — prostitutor, n. /pros ti tooht , tyooht /, n., v., prostituted, prostituting. n. 1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot. 2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money. 3. a person who willingly uses his or her… …

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  • 17 prostitute — 1. noun a) A person who performs sexual activity for payment b) A person who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people. Syn: sell out 2. verb a) To perform sexual activity for money …

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  • 18 prostitute — pros|ti|tute1 [ prastı,tut ] noun count someone who is paid to have sex with people. This word usually refers to a woman. prostitute pros|ti|tute 2 [ prastı,tut ] verb transitive FORMAL to waste a skill or ability on something that is not worth… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 prostitute — [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… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 prostitute — noun a person, typically a woman, who engages in sexual activity for payment. verb (often prostitute oneself) 1》 offer (someone) as a prostitute. 2》 put to an unworthy or corrupt use for the sake of gain. Derivatives prostitution noun prostitutor …

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