Definition Of courtesan

noun

a prostitute, especially one with wealthy or upper-class clients.

Punning on the meaning of grande as tall or as grand in the social sense, the seventeenth-century commentator noted the reference to the courtesans and prostitutes of Venice.

Example Of courtesan

  • Geishas broke apart from courtesans / prostitutes sometime around the 1500s- 1600s, so the two are somewhat similar.

  • In our society, women are condemned to be either courtesans or whores.

  • Nobody in Japan would dream of confusing top Gion geisha with high - class courtesans , let alone prostitutes, the myth that continues to prevail about geisha in the West.

  • Punning on the meaning of grande as tall or as grand in the social sense, the seventeenth-century commentator noted the reference to the courtesans and prostitutes of Venice.

  • She is not a realistic prostitute, but a courtesan , a prominent figure in Indian literature.


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