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Prostitute rate
(Noun) A woman who sleeps with men for benefits, usually money
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(Adult / Slang)
(Noun) one who sells sexual acts for money or other payment
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lady of the night
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(Noun) someone who has sex for money or items.
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(Adult / Slang)
Person, more often a woman, who receives profit from sexual service, one who lives partly or wholly on prostitution.

ETYMOLOGY: From the Latin prostituere , to expose publicly, to offer for sale by public exposure.

See prostitute [SYN] for synonyms.


(1) Sir John Vanbrugh. The Relapse (1696): ' No woman is worth money that will take money.'

(2) Prostitute Vantine (Jean Harlow) stranded in Indochina, introduces herself to rubber plantation workers McQuarg (Tully Marshall) and Dennis Carson (Clark Gable) in Red Dust (1932): ' I'm Pollyanna, the glad girl. '

(3) Madeline/Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich) to Doc/Captain Donald Harvey (Clive Brook) in Shanghai Express (1932): ' It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.'

(4) Nan Prescott (Joan Blondell) to Vivian Rich (Claire Dodd) in Footlight Parade (1933): ' As long as they have sidewalks, you've got a job.'

(5) Lady Lou (Mae West) in She Done Him Wrong (1933):-- Friend: ' Ah, Lady Lou, you're a fine gal, a fine woman.'-- Lady Lou: ' One of the finest women that ever walked the streets.'

(6) Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda) in Jezebel (1938): ' Great ladies and gallant street girls have a lot in common.'

(7) Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982): ' It was a street of frustrated hopes and broken dreams. Everything was cheap and cut-rate. Even the prostitutes were having a sale.'

(8) Tamara Broder (Anjelica Huston) in Enemies. A Love Story (1989): ' Men love virgins. If every man had his way every woman would lie down a prostitute and get up a virgin.'

(9) Murderer Peter Cable (Charles Cioffi) to prostitute Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda) in Klute (1971): ' You're all obviously too lazy and too warped to do anything meaningful with your life so you pray on the sexual fantasies of others. That's your stock and trade, isn't it, a man's weakness and I was never fully aware of mine until you brought them out.'

(10) Joke: ' Definition of a prostitute; a receiver of swollen goods.'

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