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Definition of "prostitute" []

  • One who solicits and accepts payment for sex acts. (noun)
  • One who sells one's abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose. (noun)
  • To offer (oneself or another) for sexual hire. (verb-transitive)
  • To sell (oneself or one's talent, for example) for an unworthy purpose. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prostitute" in a sentence
  • "Do they really believe that during a recession, 17 months in prison for a prostitute is a worthy use of their tax money?"
  • "Proverbs 23: 27-28: For a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well."
  • "By "hot coffee" logic paying for sex with a prostitute is all fine and well but having a consensual sexual relationship with a partner you have gotten to know through several dates is unacceptable."