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Prostitute vs. Madam

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Prostitutenoun

A person, especially a woman, who has sexual intercourse or engages in other sexual activity for payment.

Madamnoun

A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

‘Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”.’; ‘Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked.’;

Prostitutenoun

(derogatory) A person who engages in sexual activity with many people.

Madamnoun

The mistress of a household.

Prostitutenoun

A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.

Madamnoun

(colloquial) A conceited or quarrelsome girl.

‘Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.’;

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Prostituteverb

To perform sexual activity for money.

Madamnoun

(slang) A woman who runs a brothel, particularly one that specializes in finding prostitutes for rich and important clients.

‘After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.''’;

Prostituteverb

(transitive) To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.

Madamverb

(transitive) To address as "madam".

Prostituteverb

To use one's talents in return for money or fame.

Madamnoun

A gentlewoman; - an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; - much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when used as a term of address.

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Prostituteverb

(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.’;

Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a household.

Prostituteverb

To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire.

Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a brothel.

Prostituteverb

To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers.

Madamnoun

a woman of refinement;

‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;

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Prostituteadjective

Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes.

‘Made bold by want, and prostitute for bread.’;

Madamnoun

a woman who runs a house of prostitution

Prostitutenoun

A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot.

Madam

Madam (), or madame ( or ), is a polite and formal form of address for women, often contracted to ma'am (pronounced in American English and in British English). The term derives from the French madame (French pronunciation: ​[maˈdam]); in French, ma dame literally means .

‘my lady’;

Prostitutenoun

A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire.

‘No hireling she, no prostitute to praise.’;

Prostitutenoun

a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

Prostituteverb

sell one's body; exchange sex for money

Prostitutenoun

a person, in particular a woman, who engages in sexual activity for payment.

Prostitutenoun

a person who misuses their talents or behaves unworthily for personal or financial gain

‘careerist political prostitutes’;

Prostituteverb

offer (someone) for sexual activity in exchange for payment

‘although she was paid £15 to join a man at his table, she never prostituted herself’;

Prostituteverb

put (oneself or one's talents) to an unworthy or corrupt use for personal or financial gain

‘his willingness to prostitute himself to the worst instincts of the electorate’;

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