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Prostitute vs. Paphian

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Prostitutenoun

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

Paphianadjective

Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.

Prostitutenoun

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

Paphiannoun

A native or inhabitant of Paphos.

Prostitutenoun

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

Prostituteverb

To perform sexual activity for money.

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Prostituteverb

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

Prostituteverb

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

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.’;

Prostituteverb

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

Prostituteverb

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

Prostituteadjective

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

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

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Prostitutenoun

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

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’;

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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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