Courtesan



[kawr-tuh-zuh n, kohr-, kur-] /ˈkɔr tə zən, ˈkoʊr-, ˈkɜr-/

noun
1.
a prostitute or paramour, especially one associating with noblemen or men of wealth.
/ˌkɔːtɪˈzæn/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
n.

early 15c., from Middle French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana “prostitute,” literally “woman of the court,” fem. of cortigiano “one attached to a court,” from corte “court,” from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).

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