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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtesan  \Cour"te*san\  (k?r"t?-z?n;  277),  n.  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courtesan 
  n  :  a  woman  who  cohabits  with  an  important  man  [syn:  {concubine}, 
  {doxy},  {odalisque},  {paramour}] 




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