whore

In the original sense, a whore is a prostitute: someone who has sex for money. The word has since broadened to mean anyone who is money-hungry.

Whores traditionally whored their bodies out for money. But today a whore can be a person that compromises himself in any kind of way for monetary gain. It's also a nasty thing to call someone (especially a woman) who has a lot of sex and is often used as a vulgar insult similar to bitch. It's not really an appropriate word to call someone, including actual prostitutes.

Definitions of whore
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n a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

Synonyms:
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, woman of the street, working girl
Types:
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call girl
a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower
a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu
a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II
demimondaine
a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker
a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave
a woman sold into prostitution
Type of:
adult female, woman
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

v work as a prostitute

Type of:
work
exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

v have unlawful sex with a whore

Type of:
fornicate
have sex without being married

v compromise oneself for money or other gains

“She whored herself to Hollywood”
Type of:
compromise
make a compromise; arrive at a compromise

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