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    The man was a hooker

    Hi, I'm really confused here. It's from the book "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay, the chapter about prosperity. Was that man a ... prostitute? Thank you.
    "These Ideas Are for Everyone. The man was a hooker and wanted to increase his business, so he came to me for a prosperity session. He felt he was good at his profession and wanted to make $100,000 a year. I gave him the same ideas I am giving you, and soon he had money to put into Chinese
    porcelains. He spent so much time at home, he wanted to enjoy the beauty of his ever-increasing investments."

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    Re: The man was a hooker

    Yes, that seems to be correct.

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    Re: The man was a hooker

    Although male prostitutes certainly exist, calling one a hooker​ looks really odd to me.
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    Re: The man was a hooker

    If not a prostitute, who's hooker then?

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    Re: The man was a hooker

    When I hear the word hooker I think of a female prostitute. I think I've heard slang words for the males in that sad profession, but I can't think of any of them right now.
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    Re: The man was a hooker

    "Gigolo" is the usual term for males.

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    Re: The man was a hooker

    Dictionary.com says (for hooker):

    1. A person or thing that hooks.

    It's unclear to me what that means specifically. Context would help.

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    Re: The man was a hooker

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Gigolo" is the usual term for males.
    That sounds a bit dated to me. Not knowing a more recent term, I guess I might use it anyway.
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    Re: The man was a hooker

    He's a rent boy if his customers are male and an escort* if they're female.

    (A hooker is also a rugby player who, as the 'the central forward in the front row of a scrum, has the job of hooking the ball' (Collins), but that doesn't apply in this thread.)

    * with or without rumpy-pumpy.
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    Re: The man was a hooker

    If I heard that a man was a hooker, I would assume they played rugby, but that doesn't fit with spending so much time at home. This is the first time I have come across this usage. Sex worker is the gender-neutral term I hear.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...ooker#hooker-3

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