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    prostitude

    I understand prostitude stands for both men and women one who has sex for money.

    I remember there's a famous Western movie taking about a male prostitude named American xxxxxx (sorry, I don't know how to spell, but it sounds like jeg - ga - lo)

    1) May I know the correct spelling of jeg - ga - lo?

    2) Does jeg - ga - lo stand for male prostitude, is it a dirty word?

    3) Is there a speical word for: (both slang or official, if available)

    a) female prostitude
    b) male prostitude



    I know what call girl is while the meaning of call boy is totally different. Then, what do we call a man who works for the same job nature as a call girl?


    Thanks.

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    Re: prostitude

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I understand prostitude stands for both men and women one who has sex for money.

    I remember there's a famous Western movie taking about a male prostitude named American xxxxxx (sorry, I don't know how to spell, but it sounds like jeg - ga - lo)

    1) May I know the correct spelling of jeg - ga - lo?

    2) Does jeg - ga - lo stand for male prostitude, is it a dirty word?

    3) Is there a speical word for: (both slang or official, if available)

    a) female prostitude
    b) male prostitude



    I know what call girl is while the meaning of call boy is totally different. Then, what do we call a man who works for the same job nature as a call girl?


    Thanks.
    The word is "prostitute"
    The film is "American Gigolo", Look up "gigolo" in a dictionary.
    "Male escort" is a term used for men who hire themselves out to rich women.

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    Re: prostitude

    Sex worker is often used in official, academic and similar contexts, though the term is wider than prostitution and includes people making pornography, etc.

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    Re: prostitude

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The word is "prostitute"
    The film is "American Gigolo", Look up "gigolo" in a dictionary.
    "Male escort" is a term used for men who hire themselves out to rich women.
    I haven't checked in a dictionary, but gigolo ought to be a man. But English doesn't care much about the gender of Italian words (or the number, for that matter: I've head 'a panini'). What is called a' bimbo' in English should really be una bimba, diminutive of bambina - compare the English 'Babe'.

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    Re: prostitude

    3) Is there a special word for: (both slang or official, if available)

    a) female prostitute - hooker, streetwalker, whore, ho, courtesan, harlot etc.

    b) male prostitute - rent boy.
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