(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. whore, harlot, tart (see impurity).
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. whore, call girl, hustler, harlot, strumpet, lewd woman, bawd, streetwalker, loose woman, fallen woman, courtesan, abandoned woman, concubine, vice girl, fille de joie (French), tramp, slut, lady of assignation, tart*, hooker*, lady of the evening*, bimbo*, pro*, white slave*, poule (French)*; see also criminal .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
whore, hooker, call girl, street walker, woman of ill repute, lady of the evening, working girl, harlot, slut, *hustler, fille de joie, strumpet, trollop, demimondaine, tart, tramp, *ho.
act, one sexual: *trick
agent: pimp
bought off, willingness to be: venality
customer: *john, *trick
district: red-light district
euphemism: adventuress, escort
group: demimonde
group of concubines: harem
homosexual: *chicken
homosexual’s old male customer: *chicken hawk
hostess mistakenly thought to be, Japanese: geisha
house: brothel, *cathouse, house of ill repute, *joy house, *sporting house, bordello, bawdy house, massage parlor
male, upper class: gigolo
mistress: concubine
mistress of rich man: courtesan
proprietor of brothel: madam ring of prostitution featuring kidnapped
girls: white slavery
solicit customers: pander
undercover: escort service, massage parlor
sell one's body, sell oneself out, lower oneself, demean oneself, debase, degrade, cheapen, misuse, abuse.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment: bawd, call girl, camp follower, courtesan, harlot, scarlet woman, streetwalker, strumpet, tart2, whore. Slang: hooker, moll. Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night. See SEX.

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