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sex work

[ seks-wurk ]
/ ˈsɛks ˌwɜrk /
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noun
the sex industry or work in this industry, including prostitution, pornography, stripping, or pornographic modeling intended to sexually arouse clients.
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Origin of sex work

First recorded in 1930–35 in the sense “the academic study of sexual behavior,” and in 1980–85 for the current sense

OTHER WORDS FROM sex work

sex work·er, noun
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