the (world's) oldest profession

Definition of the (world's) oldest profession


  1. :  the occupation of having sex in exchange for money :  prostitution She works in the (world's) oldest profession.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

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  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

  1. :  the act of taking the vows of a religious community

    :  an act of openly declaring or publicly claiming a belief, faith, or opinion :  protestation

    :  an avowed religious faith

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a brief usually trivial fact

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