professional woman:A prostitute . See prostitute for synonyms.
QUOTE: Kitty Packard (Jean Harlow) and Carlotta Vance (Marie Dressler) in Dinner at Eight (1933):
-- Kitty: ' I was reading a book the other day. (...) It's all about civilization or something, a nutty kind of book. Do you know that the guy said that machinery is going to take the place of every profession? '
-- Carlotta: ' Oh, dear, that's something you need never worry about .'
See Also: amateur, collar-and-tie, demi-rep, demimondaine, gigolo, pro, token of sincerity
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