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Sex for money

bordello

noun

a place where men pay to have sex

brothel

noun

a place where men pay to have sex with prostitutes

call girl

noun

a woman who is a prostitute

courtesan

noun

in the past, a woman who had sex with rich and important men in exchange for money, protection, and status

escort

noun

someone who is paid to go out socially with another person. Escort is sometimes used as a polite way of referring to a prostitute.

gigolo

noun

a man who is paid to have romantic or sexual relationships with women

harlot

noun

an old word meaning “prostitute” (=woman who has sex for money)

ho

noun

a prostitute or a woman who has sex with many men

hooker

noun

a prostitute

hustle

verb

to get money or goods in a dishonest way or by selling sex

hustler

noun

someone who obtains money dishonestly or by having sex

john

noun

a man who pays a prostitute to have sex with him

kept woman

noun

a woman who is given a home and money by a man who she has a sexual relationship with. This shows that the speaker does not approve of such a relationship. People often also use kept man humorously about a man.

lady of the evening

noun

a prostitute

madam

noun

a woman who owns or manages a brothel (=a place where men pay for sex)

massage parlor

noun

a brothel (=a place where men pay to have sex)

peepshow

noun

a short movie or performance showing sexual acts that someone pays to watch in a small room

pimp

noun

a man who earns money by finding customers for prostitutes

procure

verb

to provide prostitutes (=paid sexual partners) for others

prostitute

noun

someone who is paid to have sex with people. This word usually refers to a woman.

prostitution

noun

the work done by prostitutes

red-light district

noun

an area with many prostitutes (=people who have sex for money)

the sex industry

noun

all the activities in which people pay money in order to have sex or see sex, for example in movies and magazines

sex tourism

noun

travel to a foreign country where the laws on sex or prostitution are liberal, in order to have sex

sex worker

noun

a prostitute. This word is used by people who think the word prostitute is slightly impolite or offensive.

solicit

verb

to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money

solicitation

noun

the crime of offering to have sex with someone in exchange for money

soliciting

noun

the crime of offering to have sex with someone in exchange for money

streetwalker

noun

a prostitute (=someone who is paid by people to have sex with them) who waits for customers on the street

tart

noun

an offensive word for a woman who is a prostitute (=someone who has sex with people for money)

wench

noun

an old word for a woman who is a “prostitute” (=someone who has sex for money)

whore

noun

an insulting word for a prostitute (=a woman who has sex with people for money)

whore

verb

to pay for sex

whore

verb

to earn money by having sex with people who pay for it

whorehouse

noun

a place where women have sex with men for money

working girl

noun

a woman who is a prostitute (=has sex with men for money)

pimp

verb

procurer

noun

streetwalking

noun

on the game

working as a prostitute (=someone who has sex for money)

prostitute yourself

to have sex with people for money

sell your body

to have sex with people because they pay you money

the oldest profession (in the world)

the job of being a prostitute

turn a trick

to have sex with someone for money

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