Contents, english, etymology, from, latin prstitutus, past participle of prstitu, from pro- (for, before) statu (to set up, to erect).
1 prostitute dirty christmas poems for adults /prsttut/ Brit /prsttjut/ noun plural prostitutes plural prostitutes, learner's definition of prostitute count : a person who has sex with someone in melton mowbray escorts exchange for money 2 prostitute /prsttut/ Brit /prsttjut/ verb prostitutes; prostituted; prostituting prostitutes; prostituted; prostituting, learner's definition of prostitute object.
Show More verb (used with object prostituted, prostituting.
"harlot, woman who offers her body indiscriminately" (usually for money 1610s, from Latin prostituta " prostitute fem.
Figurative sense (of abilities, etc.) is from 1570s.
To put to any base or unworthy use: to prostitute one's talents.Of prostitutus, past participle of prostituere (see prostitute (v.).Show More, origin of prostitute 152030; Latin prstitta, noun use of feminine of prstittus, past participle of prstituere to expose (for sale equivalent to pr- pro-1 -stit-, combining form of variant stem of statuere to cause to stand -tus past participle suffix; see status, related.2012, Kelly Olson, Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society chinese escort singapore (page 50).29 Do not prostitute thy daughter.Of men, in reference to homosexual acts, from 1886 (in form prostitution phrase male prostitute attested by 1948.Historical Examples, british Dictionary definitions for prostituted prostitute noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money a man who engages in such activity, esp in homosexual practices a person who offers his talent or work for unworthy purposes.M Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.German prostituierte, Russian prostitutka, etc.A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.
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