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( transitive, derogatory ) To use one's talents in return for money or fame.A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.A lewd or licentious person, especially a prostitute.2012, Kelly Olson, Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society (page 50).Staff report, Post-Tribune, "Lake County coroner seeks family of man found dead in East Chicago 9 Mar.Nor did Cyprian think them propitious when taken into counsel.Show More, cyprian2 sip-ree-uh n adjective noting or pertaining to the worship of Aphrodite or to conduct inspired by Aphrodite.29 Do not prostitute thy daughter.Verb pronoun-reflexive.haunted by the idea of his friends whispering about his having prostituted his talent.Maritza moulite, CNN, "Eid al-Fitr: A healthy way to break the fast Bahr escort girl in slough said Jane Doe 2 and two male compatriots may have been planning to rob a john ' that night at the motel.James sullivan, m, "Jazz master Charles Lloyds never-ending quest leads to Newport Photo: john sibley/Reuters During the NFLs recent push to establish itself in England, the Jaguars have been the vanguard.
The island was famous in ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite and for erotic worship rituals offered to her there; hence Cyprian meant "licentious, lewd the earliest attested sense in English (1590s) and was applied 18c.-19c.What's Trending Now More Trending Words.( transitive ) To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.Show More noun a person from, cyprus or the language spoken there.Origin of Cyprian ; Latin Cypri(us) of Cyprus ( Greek Kýprios, derivative of Kýpros.Historical Examples, cyprian's care not only extended over Carthage, but to Numidia and Mauritania.2018 Had the honour of signing with her for pope john paul in the Vatican many years ago.Show More noun (often not capital) obsolete a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer.City news service, m, "Man who raped two at gunpoint sentenced to life term During a recent visit with his friend George Wein in New York City, the jazz composer Charles Lloyd excused himself to go to the john.Sip-ree-uh n, see more synonyms for Cyprian on m noun, saintThascius Caecillus Cyprianus,.d.
( figuratively ) To exploit for base purposes; to whore.
Yet again a commercial firm had prostituted a traditional song by setting an advertising jingle to its tune.
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