lady of the evening

[ ley-deeuhvthuh-eev-ning ]
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noun
  1. a prostitute (used as a euphemism).

Origin of lady of the evening

1
First recorded in 1865–70
  • Also called la·dy of the night [ley-deeuhvthuh-nahyt] /ˈleɪ di əv ðə ˈnaɪt/ .

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How to use lady of the evening in a sentence

  • She was a lady-of-the-evening of the Rue des Martyrs, none of your common street hussies.

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