Definition of lady of the night in English:

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lady of the night

noun

Used euphemistically to refer to a prostitute.
Example sentences
  • In the end the best option seems to be brothels and hopefully after a few years the ladies of the night will gradually leave the streets for the relative safety of an organised and licenced building.
  • It was a play about, let's say, a lady of the night and my parents thought it was too risqué for me to see it.
  • There aren't many homes that make you feel you're both the tightly corseted heroine of a romantic costume drama and a lady of the night about to embark on a seedy affair.

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Syllabification: la·dy of the night

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