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a place where men pay to have sex with prostitutes
a woman who is a prostitute
someone who is paid to go out socially with another person. Escort is sometimes used as a polite way of referring to a prostitute.
an old word meaning ‘prostitute’ (=woman who has sex for money)
mainly Americanvery informaloffensive a prostitute or a woman who has sex with many men
Americaninformal a man who pays a prostitute to have sex with him
often humorousold-fashioned a woman who is given a home and money by a man who she has a sexual relationship with. People often also use kept man humorously about a man.
British the illegal activity of driving slowly and looking for a prostitute
Britishold-fashioned a prostitute
a woman who owns or manages a brothel (=a place where men pay for sex)
a brothel (=a place where men pay to have sex)
a man who earns money by finding customers for prostitutes
formal to provide prostitutes (=paid sexual partners) for others
someone who is paid to have sex with people. This word usually refers to a woman.
an area with many prostitutes (=people who have sex for money)
travel to a foreign country where the laws on sex or prostitution are liberal, in order to have sex
a prostitute. This word is used by people who think the word prostitute is slightly impolite or offensive.
old-fashioned a prostitute (=someone who is paid by people to have sex with them) who waits for customers on the street
informal an offensive word for a woman who is a prostitute (=someone who has sex with people for money)
an old word for a woman who is a ‘prostitute’ (=someone who has sex for money)
offensive an insulting word for a prostitute (=a woman who has sex with people for money)
informal a woman who is a prostitute (=has sex with men for money)
working as a prostitute (=someone who has sex for money)
the job of being a prostitute
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