US: /ˈpɹɑstəˌtut/
UK: /pɹˈɒstɪtjˌuːt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

prostitute /prostitute/
  • ngoại động từ
    • to prostitute oneself làm đĩ, mãi dâm
    • (nghĩa bóng) bán rẻ (danh dự, tên tuổi, tài năng...)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
a person who has sex for money
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth / yourself to use your skills, abilities, etc. to do sth that earns you money but that other people do not respect because you are capable of doing sth better: Many felt he was prostituting his talents by writing Hollywood scripts.
2 ~ yourself to work as a prostitute

Thesaurus dictionary

1 whore, call-girl, streetwalker, strumpet, trollop, harlot, lady of the night or US also evening, fallen or loose woman, demi-mondaine, cocotte, fille de joie, painted woman, woman of ill repute, camp-follower, Archaic catamite, Literary hetaera or hetaira, courtesan or courtezan, Brit rent-boy, toy boy, US boy toy, Archaic bawd, quean, trull, cotquean, Colloq tart, hustler, Slang pro, moll, Brit brass, hooker, US bimbo, working girl, chippy or chippie, roundheels:
There was a terrible scandal when the MP was found to have consorted with prostitutes.
2 Often, prostitute oneself. degrade, demean, lower, cheapen, debase, profane, defile, desecrate, pervert, abuse, misuse, devalue, Colloq sell out:
To ward off starvation, he prostituted his talent by drawing comic strips.

Collocation dictionary


She was arrested and charged with being a common prostitute.
| child, female, girl, male | former, reformed
a book written by a former prostitute


be, work as | go to, use, visit
the men who use prostitutes
| control
He was arrested on charges of controlling prostitutes.


The prostitutes solicit openly here.