Meaning of woman of the streets in English:

woman of the streets


euphemistic, dated
  • A prostitute.

    • ‘It was my job to tend the sick in the hospitals, to advise the women of the streets of their evil ways from the cover of a cowl, to tend the incense and candles in the cathedral.’
    • ‘If that does not work, they can become women of the streets.’
    • ‘That guy has more wiles than a woman of the streets,’ he thought with disgust.’
    • ‘Formerly a woman of the streets, elevated by Count Chabert to the status of Countess, his wife used his lands and fortune to marry into the aristocracy.’
    • ‘True, if she was a woman of the streets, he would be mad at her, but he'd forgive her.’