What does prostitute mean?

Definitions for prostituteˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prostitute.

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


  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

  6. Origin: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prostitute

    pros′ti-tūt, v.t. to expose for sale for bad ends: to sell to lewdness: to devote to any improper purpose.—adj. openly devoted to lewdness: sold to wickedness.—n. a female who indulges in lewdness, esp. for hire, a whore: a base hireling.—ns. Prostitū′tion, the act or practice of prostituting: lewdness for hire: the being devoted to infamous purposes; Pros′titūtor, one who prostitutes either himself or another. [L. prostituĕre, -ūtumpro, before, statuĕre, to place.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prostitute

    Prostitute (noun) a man or woman that engage to immoral way of living in exchange for easy or large amount of money.

    Prostitute a condition of abusing a talent person to work that not related to job description.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ty-Grace Atkinson:

    The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America.

  2. Detective Rick Lowe:

    It’s my first time ever recovering a monkey from a prostitute.

  3. Swaumu Ali:

    They considered me a prostitute so I was kept in servant quarters away from the main house.

  4. Prince Philip of England:

    I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.

  5. Prince Phillip:

    I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing. (during a speech)

Images & Illustrations of prostitute

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Translations for prostitute

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • prostituutAfrikaans
  • عاهرة, زانية, فاحشة, بائعة هوىArabic
  • fahişəAzerbaijani
  • курва, прастытуткаBelarusian
  • проститутка, курваBulgarian
  • বেশ্যাBengali
  • gastBreton
  • prostitutaCatalan, Valencian
  • prostitutka, kurvaCzech
  • putainWelsh
  • prostituieren, Hure, Dirne, ProstituierteGerman
  • ahasi, gboloEwe
  • εκπορνεύω, πόρνη, εκπορνεύομαιGreek
  • ĉiesulino, sinvendisto, prostituitinoEsperanto
  • prostitutaSpanish
  • hoor, prostituutEstonian
  • prostitutaBasque
  • فاحشه, جنده, روسپیPersian
  • prostituoida, huorata, ilotyttö, myydä, [[myydä]] [[itsensä, huora, prostituoituFinnish
  • skøkjaFaroese
  • prostituée, fille des rues, prostitué, prostituer, fille de joieFrench
  • meirdreach, striapachIrish
  • siùrsach, strìopachScottish Gaelic
  • prostituto, prostitutaGalician
  • ג׳יגולו, זונהHebrew
  • वेश्या, रंडीHindi
  • prosti, örömlány, prostituál, prostituáltHungarian
  • պոռնկուհի, մարմնավաճառուհի, պոռնիկ, բոզArmenian
  • PSK, pekerja seks komersialIndonesian
  • prostitucoIdo
  • squillo, battere il marciapiede, baldracca, battona, battere, prostituirsi, sgualdrina, puttana, prostitutaItalian
  • 売春婦, 娼婦Japanese
  • მეძავიGeorgian
  • ойнасқор, жәлеп, салдақы, жезөкшеKazakh
  • ស្រីខូច, ពេស្យាKhmer
  • 논다니, 갈보, 賣春婦, 창녀, 매춘부Korean
  • проститутка, сойкуKyrgyz
  • lupa, meretrix, scortum, lupānāriaLatin
  • ເພດສຍາ, ກາລີLao
  • prostitutėLithuanian
  • prostitūta, prostituēties, prostituētLatvian
  • kairauMāori
  • курва, проститутка, проституираMacedonian
  • хөлсний этгээд, янхан эмэгтэйMongolian
  • pelacurMalay
  • prostitut, prostituta, qaħba, ġerrejMaltese
  • ပြည့်တန်ဆာBurmese
  • prostituee, hoer, prostituerenDutch
  • prostituert, prostituereNorwegian
  • ałjiłniiNavajo, Navaho
  • kurwa, prostytutka, męska prostytutkaPolish
  • prostituta, mulher da vidaPortuguese
  • prostitua, curvă, târfă, prostituatăRomanian
  • курва, блядь, [[заниматься]] [[проституция, шлюха, проституткаRussian
  • kȗrva, курва, pròstitūtka, проституткаSerbo-Croatian
  • kurva, cundra, prostitútkaSlovak
  • prostitutka, kurbaSlovene
  • kurvë, prostitutëAlbanian
  • prostituerad, horaSwedish
  • changudoa, ukahaba, kiberenge, kahaba, malayaSwahili
  • వేశ్యTelugu
  • фоҳишаTajik
  • แพศยา, โสเภณีThai
  • jelepTurkmen
  • kevaşe, sürtük, seks işçisi, orta malı, fahişe, paçoz, hayat kadını, orospuTurkish
  • фәхишәTatar
  • проститутка, курва, повія, шлюхаUkrainian
  • ویشیا, فاحشہUrdu
  • buzuq, fohishaUzbek
  • đĩ, điếm, gái mại dâmVietnamese
  • prostitan, hinepuedan, jiprostitan, jinepuedan, nepuedan, hiprostitanVolapük
  • 妓女Chinese

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