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Definition of prostitute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prostitute

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BrE BrE//ˈprɒstɪtjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːstətuːt//
 
 
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a person who has sex for money Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a verb): from Latin prostitut- ‘exposed publicly, offered for sale’, from the verb prostituere, from pro- ‘before’ + statuere ‘set up, place’.Extra examples She was arrested and charged with being a common prostitute. The prostitutes solicit openly here. a book written by a former prostitute the men who use prostitutes
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