[ street-waw-ker ]
/ ˈstritˌwɔ kər /


a prostitute who solicits on the streets.

Nearby words

  1. streetcar,
  2. streetcar named desire, a,
  3. streetlight,
  4. streetology,
  5. streetscape,
  6. streetwear,
  7. streetwise,
  8. streetworker,
  9. strega,
  10. streicher

Origin of streetwalker

First recorded in 1585–95; street + walker

Related formsstreet·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 Formsstreetwalking, noun, adjective

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