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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 Korean 매춘부…
in Arabic داعِرة…
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 Spanish prostituto, prostituta…
in Portuguese prostituto, -a…
in German die Prostituierte…
in Catalan prostitut, -a…
in Japanese 売春婦, 娼婦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妓女,娼妓…
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