Cour"te*san [F. courtisane, fr. courtisan courtier, It. cortigiano; or directly fr. It. cortigiana, or Sp. cortesana. See Court.]

A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.

Lasciviously decked like a courtesan. Sir H. Wotton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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