Meaning of “prostitute” in the English Dictionary

"prostitute" in British English

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prostitutenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒs.tɪ.tʃuːt/ us /ˈprɑː.stə.tuːt/

C1 a person who has sex with someone for money

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prostituteverb [ T ]

uk /ˈprɒs.tɪ.tʃuːt/ us /ˈprɑː.stə.tuːt/ formal disapproving

(Definition of “prostitute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prostitutenoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑs·tɪˌtut/

someone, usually a woman, who has sex with people for money

prostituteverb [ 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).

(Definition of “prostitute” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)