UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈprɒstɪtjuːt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈprɑstɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(prosti to̅o̅t′, -tyo̅o̅t′)

Inflections of 'prostitute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [street, brothel] prostitute
  2. is a prostitute on the street
  3. a prostitute in a brothel
  4. works as a prostitute (by night)
  5. working as an undercover prostitute
  6. a prostitute (standing) on the corner
  7. offensive: dressed like a prostitute
  8. hire (the services of) a prostitute
  9. look for a prostitute
  10. was with a prostitute (last night)
  11. was [photographed, filmed, caught] with a prostitute
  12. a [cheap, expensive] prostitute
  13. solicit clients for a prostitute
  14. drum up business for a prostitute
  15. forced to be a prostitute
  16. have sex with a prostitute
  17. offensive: fuck a prostitute
  18. a [female, male, gay] prostitute
  19. [teenage, slave] prostitutes
  20. a prostitute [street, area]
  1. prostituted herself for [money, a living]
  2. forced to prostitute herself by a [gang, pimp, criminal]
  3. prostituted [his wife, his girlfriend, the waitress]
  4. prostituted his talents [working in an office, singing in a hotel]
  5. prostituted [the evidence, their chances]
n as adj
  1. a prostitute [street, area]
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