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street·walk·er

 (strēt′wô′kər)
n.
A prostitute, especially one who solicits in the streets.

street′walk′ing n.

streetwalker

(ˈstriːtˌwɔːkə)
n
a prostitute who solicits on the streets
ˈstreetˌwalking n, adj

street•walk•er

(ˈstritˌwɔ kər)

n.
a prostitute who solicits on the streets.
[1585–95]
street′walk`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streetwalker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

streetwalker

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
Translations

streetwalker

[ˈstriːtˌwɔːkəʳ] N (= prostitute) → mujer f de la vida

streetwalker

[ˈstriːtwɔːkər] (old-fashioned) npéripatéticienne f

streetwalker

[ˈstriːtˌwɔːkəʳ] npasseggiatrice f
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Another 63 women in street prostitution accessed support via Ruhama's outreach van, which takes to Dublin's "red light" areas up to four times a week.
Street prostitution has clearly diminished as a result of the law, but the decline can also be attributed to increased efforts to expel illegal aliens and social programs to help drug addicts get clean.
An official evaluation of the SPA by the Swedish government in 2010 that claimed the law was a total success--reducing street prostitution, drying up demand, shifting societal attitudes, and having no negative consequences whatsoever--was roundly criticized by organizations working with sex workers and AIDS service organizations.
However, talking about causes for denied entry, an employee of a tour operator said that it can be related to the Singapore's authorities doubts that these are cases connected to street prostitution in this country.
This has proved successful because they are recognising that there's very little merit in criminalising and bringing to court a vulnerable woman who is in street prostitution because she'll have a conviction which could destroy her life.
Many of these women often have very troubled backgrounds and research shows that up to 70% of those in street prostitution have a history of local authority care and up to 75% have been physically assaulted at the hands of pimps and punters.
Oselin presents this ethnography on the experiences of women in street prostitution and particularly the ways that the dangerous lifestyle can be escaped, drawing on interview data collected primarily through engagement with prostitute-serving organizations (PSOs).
It's a really murky area,'' said Rhoads, who represents a district that includes Honolulu's Chinatown, a longstanding epicenter of street prostitution.
The case is the result of an appeal by the federal government on a previous ruling on the Ontario Appeal Court that struck down the laws against brothers and changed the ban on living off the avails of the sex trade, but also upheld the ban on street prostitution which a group of sex-trade workers appealed.
In a report, Mr Innes will tell councillors on Thursday: "Intelligence from police highlights that street prostitution is not a significant problem in the Highlands but that it is operating in hotels and privately let properties.
She did not want to resort to street prostitution, with a cycle of pimps and drugs and drug abuse.