What is another word for prostitution?

Pronunciation: [pɹˌɒstɪtjˈuːʃən] (IPA)

Prostitution is a term used to describe the act of exchanging sexual services for money. However, there are several other words that can be used to describe the same act. Some of these synonyms include fornication, harlotry, whoredom, promiscuity, streetwalking, the oldest profession, escorting, and sex work. Fornication typically refers to consensual sex outside of marriage, while harlotry and whoredom refer to the act of a woman engaging in promiscuous sexual activity for money. Promiscuity is the act of having multiple sexual partners, often without commitment. Streetwalking and escorting refer to the practice of engaging in prostitution on the streets or in more upscale environments, respectively. The term "the oldest profession" refers to the notion that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world.

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What are the hypernyms for Prostitution?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    sexual activity, sex industry, sex work, Selling Sexual Services, commercial sex, selling sex.

Usage examples for Prostitution

When the goals of money don't arise well from prostitution, being a monk is a position that commands respect and an escape from destitution.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills
The prostitution of maidens in honour of the goddess of birth, so common among the neighbouring nations, was strictly forbidden by the book of the law.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
Clear, colourless years, regulated under convent control, was all the past she knew; serene, not unhappy, till the lot of a portionless orphan lay provided for her in a sordid marriage, that her young instinct knew to be prostitution, though the Church and the world sanctioned it as a holy estate.
"The Unknown Sea"
Clemence Housman

Famous quotes with Prostitution

  • The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  • Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
    Isabel Allende
  • Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
    Harry Anderson
  • New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
    Carol Bellamy
  • What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
    Angela Carter

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