Definitions for prostituteˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pros•ti•tuteˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut(n.; v.)-tut•ed, -tut•ing.

  1. (n.)a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot.

  2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money.

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  3. a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usu. for money.

  4. (v.t.)to sell or offer (oneself) as a prostitute.

  5. to put (one's talent or ability) to unworthy use.

Origin of prostitute:

1520–30; < L prōstitūta, n. use of fem. of prōstitūtus, ptp. of prōstituere to expose (for sale) =prō-pro -1+-stituere, comb. form of statuere to cause to stand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the street(verb)

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

  2. prostitute(verb)

    sell one's body; exchange sex for money

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prostitute(noun)ˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

    a person who has sex for money

    a male prostitute


  1. prostitute(Noun)

    A woman, or other person, who performs sexual activity for payment.

  2. prostitute(Noun)

    A woman, or other person, who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people.

  3. prostitute(Noun)

    A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.

  4. prostitute(Verb)

    To perform sexual activity for money

  5. prostitute(Verb)

    To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.

  6. prostitute(Verb)

    To use one's talents in return for money or fame

  7. Origin: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostitute(verb)

    to offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire

  2. Prostitute(verb)

    to devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers

  3. Prostitute(adj)

    openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes

  4. Prostitute(noun)

    a woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot

  5. Prostitute(noun)

    a base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire


  1. Prostitute

    Prostitute is an album by the synthpop band Alphaville. Following worldwide success in the 1980s, it was Alphaville's first release for five years. It features electronic jazz, new wave music, synthpop, swing music, hip hop, classical ballads and Pink Floyd-like epic electronic music. However, the album's experimental nature and lack of commercial success led the band to return to its synth/dance roots with the following album, Salvation. 200,000 copies of the album have been sold.

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a person who has sexual intercourse for payment.

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