[ street-waw-ker ]
/ ˈstritˌwɔ kər /


a prostitute who solicits on the streets.

Origin of streetwalker

First recorded in 1585–95; street + walker

Related forms

street·walk·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for streetwalker

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

    L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
  • He hated her for being a streetwalker and for being taller than he, and began to swear at her.

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

    L'Assommoir|Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for streetwalker


/ (ˈstriːtˌwɔːkə) /


a prostitute who solicits on the streets

Derived Forms

streetwalking, noun, adjective
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