courtesan(redirected from Courtisanerie)
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A woman prostitute, especially one whose clients are members of a royal court or men of high social standing.
(Historical Terms) (esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
[C16: from Old French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana female courtier, from cortigiano courtier, from corte court]
cour•te•san(ˈkɔr tə zən, ˈkoʊr-, ˈkɜr-)
a kept woman or prostitute associating with noblemen or men of wealth.
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|Noun||1.||courtesan - a woman who cohabits with an important man|
kept woman, mistress, fancy woman - an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
odalisque - a woman slave in a harem