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English definition of “courtesan”

courtesan

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɔː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈkɔː.tɪ.zæn/ us    /ˈkɔːr.t̬ɪ-/
a woman, usually with a high social position, who in the past had sexual relationships with rich or important men in exchange for moneyPeople who sell sex or are promiscuous
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