Prostitute meaning

prŏstĭ-to͝ot, -tyo͝ot
To devote (oneself or one's talent, for example) to an unworthy purpose, especially for personal gain.
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A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.
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(usually reflexively) To perform sexual activity for money.
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To offer (oneself or another) for sexual activity in exchange for money.
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To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.
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To sell (oneself, one's artistic or moral integrity, etc.) for low or unworthy purposes.
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A person who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people.
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A person who engages in prostitution.
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To sell the services of (oneself or another) for purposes of sexual intercourse.
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(derogatory) To use one's talents in return for money or fame.
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Given over to base purposes; debased; corrupt.
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A person who performs sexual activity for payment, especially a woman.

I currently work as a prostitute in order to pay off my university debts.

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A person, as a writer, artist, etc., who sells his or her services for low or unworthy purposes.
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A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.
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(figuratively) To exploit for base purposes; to whore.

Yet again a commercial firm had prostituted a traditional song by setting an advertising jingle to its tune.

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The definition of a prostitute is a person who accepts money for sexual services, or sells their integrity for an unworthy purpose.

An example of a prostitute is a call girl.

An example of a prostitute is an artist who takes money after agreeing to let their name be displaced on works of art as if they were originals when, in fact, they are fakes.

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Origin of prostitute

  • Latin prōstitūta from feminine past participle of prōstituere to prostitute prō- in front pro–1 statuere to cause to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prōstitutus, past participle of prōstituō, from pro- (“for, before") +"Ž statuō (“to set up, to erect").

    From Wiktionary