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Line breaks: street|walk¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈstriːtwɔːkə

Definition of streetwalker in English:


A prostitute who seeks clients in the street.
Example sentences
  • Certainly Roman men attended brothels or frequented streetwalkers, while most prostitutes would have been slaves, and doubtless had short and miserable lives.
  • Take the hustlers, beggars and streetwalkers who ply their dubious services along Beach Road and some of the other popular streets in the area, for example.
  • I wrote about runaway girls, streetwalkers, and junkies.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Selective enforcement did help cluster brothels and streetwalking in poor areas close to the central business districts.
  • After Liberation in 1949, with the rectification and reorganization of the social order, the practice of streetwalking, pimping and whoremongering was ordered eliminated.
  • Municipal officials generally agreed with merchants that segregated prostitution was far better than streetwalking.

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