Euphemism for prostitute - 2012 History of the English Language

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Euphemism for prostitute Angel Yin

Euphemism  Function: to protect the speaker/writer,

hearer/reader from possible offence  This offence may occur in the broaching of a taboo topic like religion, death, or sex.

Sexual Euphemism  The subject of sex, being a major concern in

human life and one that is likely to elicit embarrassment, is a potent source of euphemism for Western people of most ages.

Sex worker  A person who works in the sex industry.  Some sex workers are paid to engage in sexually explicit

behavior  Pornography models and actors  Phone sex operators  Other sex workers are paid to engage in live sexual performance  Some sex workers perform erotic dances and other acts for an audience.

Sex worker  The term was coined in 1980 by sex worker

activist Carol Leigh. The term "sex worker" has since spread into much wider use, including in academic publications, by NGOs and labor unions, and by governmental and intergovernmental agencies.

escort  A sex worker who does not operate in a brothel, but with

whom clients make appointments. / A person, often a prostitute, who is hired to spend time with another as a companion.  Technically, an “escort” is a guide or chaperon. An “Escort Service” was originally designed to provide a social guide for people without dates. An “escort” would accompany you to show you around. Eventually, the “escorting” part was dropped and just the “date” part was left.

Call girl  A call girl or female escort is a sex worker who (unlike

a street walker) is not visible to the general public; nor does she usually work in an institution, although she may be employed by an escort agency.  The client must make an appointment, usually by calling a telephone number. Call girls are generally the most attractive (and the most expensive) of the prostitutes.

Street walker  A 3rd-class prostitute.

Whore who finds clients by walking in the street, usually working on his/her own without a pimp or brothel.  Street walker usually takes on all customers and she dates anywhere, car, room, woods, wherever it is handy.  1592 (from Merriam-Webster)

broad  A woman of loose morals

 A broad is not necessarily a slut because all the wear

and tear may have come from one man but a slut is always a broad  originated in the 1930's  The free dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/broad  Wordorigins.org http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/site/comments/broad/  Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/broad

Prossy  British

 Short for prostitute

Lady of the night (probably British)  A woman who trades sexual favors for money.  Popularization

Donna Summer - Lady Of The Night They call her the lady of the night She's a woman of the world and easy-living girl with love for sale that's what they call her the lady of the night  No specific origin 1. It has been used since 1800s http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/lime_street/mag gie_may/ladies.shtml 2. A kind of flower http://www.rareflora.com/brunfelsiaamer.htm

Barrack-hack  Slang: a cheap whore, or a woman suspected of

loose morals and easy virtue  A lady who hangs on the sleeve of a military officer,

attends all barrack and is always ready to get up a dance, dinner, or picnic, to please the officers on whom she dances attendance.

Ass-peddler  Black-American slang  A prostitute of either sex  A person who sells himself or herself sexually

chippy  a female prostitute, especially a young and

inexpensive one  Origin: 1860–65, Americanism  (British)Also means a shop selling fish and chips  Words @ Random http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date =20010524

Harlot  A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money /

A female is capable of frequently having casual sexual relations with different partners  Word History: The word is first recorded in English in a

work written around the beginning of the 13th century, meaning "a man of no fixed occupation, vagabond, beggar," and soon afterwards meant "male lecher." Already in the 14th century it appears as a deprecatory word for a woman.

Flat back  A sexually promiscuous woman who prefers the

missionary position.  Originally used in a detective novels of the 1930s and 1940s as “flatbacker”  Flatback (V.): to have prostituted your way through something, either by trading or by selling for money, in order to pay.

Hose bag  a trashy woman, usually the object of a one-night

stand  a common slutty woman who usually hits on guys in bars so she can drink for free and will have sex with just about anybody.

Turn a trick

(V.)

 Mainly used in U.S.  to perform an act of prostitution(to have sex with

someone for money)

Reference  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_worker  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/escort  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_girl

 http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/call

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girl http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/streetwalker http://www.wordnik.com/words/prossy http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/brewers/barrackhack.html http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Ass%20Peddler

 http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chippy

 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/harlot  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/harlot  http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/flat-

back  http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definitionof/hose-bag  http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn+a+trick

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