Definition of prostitution in English:


Line breaks: pros¦ti¦tu|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒstɪˈtʃuːʃn , ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃn


[mass noun]
  • 1The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment: the sale of captives into slavery and prostitution
    More 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.
    whoring, the sex industry, streetwalking, Mrs Warren's profession, white slavery, sex tourism
    informal the oldest profession, the game, the trade
    rough trade
    North American informal hooking, hustling, the life
    dated whoredom
    archaic courtesanship, harlotry, Magdalenism, the social evil
  • 1.1The unworthy or corrupt use of one’s talents for personal or financial gain.

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