[ pros-ti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌprɒs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /


the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.
base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability.

Origin of prostitution

First recorded in 1545–55, prostitution is from the Late Latin word prōstitūtiōn- (stem of prōstitūtiō). See prostitute, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM prostitution

an·ti·pros·ti·tu·tion, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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