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[street-waw-ker] /ˈstritˌwɔ kər/
a prostitute who solicits on the streets.
Origin of streetwalker
First recorded in 1585-95; street + walker
Related forms
streetwalking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You're the first man ever came to the house who didn't look at me as if I was a streetwalker.

    Wide Courses

    James Brendan Connolly
  • He hated her for being a streetwalker and for being taller than he, and began to swear at her.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West
  • I saw you go into the Grand-Balcon with that streetwalker Adèle.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Even the neat little clockmaker was said to have carried on with his own daughter, a streetwalker.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for streetwalker


a prostitute who solicits on the streets
Derived Forms
streetwalking, noun, adjective
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