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prostitute

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒs.tɪ.tjuːt/  us   /ˈprɑː.stɪ.tuːt/
C1 a person who has sex with someone for money
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verb [T] uk   /ˈprɒs.tɪ.tjuːt/  us   /ˈprɑː.stɪ.tuːt/ formal disapproving
to use yourself or your abilities or beliefs in a way that does not deserve respect, especially in order to get money: Some critics say he prostituted his musical skills by going into pop rather than staying with classical music. He went to work in Hollywood and was accused of prostituting himself.prostitute yourself formal to have sex for 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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