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Syllabification: pros·ti·tu·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌprästəˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n

Definition of prostitution in English:


1The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.
Example sentences
  • The incidence of prostitution and sexual assault of women has soared.
  • We are not on a moral crusade against prostitution, just street prostitution.
  • He practiced male prostitution, soliciting three to four customers on a weekend.
the sex trade, the sex industry, whoring, streetwalking, sex tourism
informal the oldest profession, hooking, hustling
dated whoredom
archaic harlotry
1.1The unworthy or corrupt use of one’s talents for the sake of personal or financial gain.

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