street·​walk·​er | \ ˈstrēt-ˌwȯ-kər How to pronounce streetwalker (audio) \

Definition of streetwalker

: prostitute especially : one who solicits in the streets — compare call girl

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streetwalking \ ˈstrēt-​ˌwȯ-​kiŋ How to pronounce streetwalking (audio) \ noun

Examples of streetwalker in a Sentence

the streetwalkers and adult movie theaters that once populated the tenderloin have been replaced by upscale shoppers and expensive restaurants and boutiques
Recent Examples on the Web The sequence comes at a crucial point for the streetwalker played by Roberts, who’s been given a Pygmalion glow-up and a trip to the San Francisco Opera by Richard Gere’s wealthy corporate raider. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, "More Movies Need an Oscar-Winning Actress Reacting Emotionally to Opera," 24 Mar. 2020 An American loves a Paris streetwalker while flying for France in World War I. (NR) 1 hr. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 From his teens onward, Simenon had enjoyed the company of prostitutes, and there’s rarely an unsympathetic streetwalker, call girl, bar girl, dance-hall girl, mistress, or courtesan to be found in his books. Vince Passaro, Harper's magazine, "Maigret All Day," 22 July 2019 Stan steps out on his wife (Kate Mara) and children by hiring a streetwalker, Angel (Indya Moore), who's also a transgender woman, competes in the balls, and yearns for the kind of home and security most anybody else craves. Kristi Turnquist,, "The brassy 'Claws' and bold 'Pose' show how diversity equals terrific TV," 10 June 2018 There is an internet dating episode, a school bully episode, a scene in which a streetwalker is taken to a fancy restaurant. Robert Lloyd,, "'The Last O.G.': A little decent, indecent comedy in Tracy Morgan's return to TV," 3 Apr. 2018 At these Winter Games, however, few ice skating costumes have looked like outtakes from a streetwalker’s trousseau. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games," 21 Feb. 2018 The afternoon of the first Frazier fight, in New York in 1971, Ali’s second wife, Belinda, caught him with a $40 streetwalker and raised unholy hell. John Schulian, WSJ, "The King’s Ransom," 6 Oct. 2017 Nights are drowned in beer, in the company of the streetwalkers from the neighborhood. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "In Detroit's poorest neighborhoods, a food truck feeds the forgotten. Read the latest story from John Carlisle now.," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of streetwalker

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Streetwalker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of streetwalker

: a prostitute who finds customers by walking around in the streets

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