the (world's) oldest profession

noun phrase

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The Social Evil Ordinance was short-lived—it was repealed in 1874—yet the oldest profession continued to thrive as the Gateway to the West expanded its reign as a bustling port along the Mississippi. Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023

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“The (world's) oldest profession.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20%28world%27s%29%20oldest%20profession. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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