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prostitute

noun [C]  us   /ˈprɑs·tɪˌtut/
someone, usually a woman, who has sex with people for money

prostitute

verb [T]  us   /ˈprɑs·tɪˌtut/
to sell yourself by having sex with people for money, or to force someone else to prostitute himself or herself: Hundreds of widowed or hungry women have had to prostitute themselves to survive.fig. Some critics say that he is prostituting his writing talent (= using it in a way that does not deserve respect, esp. to earn money).
Translations of “prostitute”
in Arabic داعِرة…
in Korean 매춘부…
in Malaysian pelacur…
in French prostitué/-ée…
in Turkish fahişe, orospu…
in Italian prostituto, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妓女,娼妓…
in Russian проститутка…
in Polish prostytutka…
in Vietnamese gái mại dâm…
in Spanish prostituto, prostituta…
in Portuguese prostituto, -a…
in Thai โสเภณี…
in German die Prostituierte…
in Catalan prostitut, -a…
in Japanese 売春婦, 娼婦…
in Indonesian pelacur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妓女,娼妓…
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