courtesan, courtezan (n.) Old form(s): Curtezan, Curtizan
prostitute, strumpet
1H6 III.ii.45[Burgundy to Pucelle] Scoff on, vile fiend and shameless courtesan!
CE IV.iii.45[stage direction] Enter a Courtesan
Cym III.iv.125.1[Innogen to Pisanio, of who has done her wrong] Some Roman courtezan? [F Curtezan]
KL III.ii.79[Fool alone] This is a brave night to cool a courtesan [i.e. cool the lust of a courtesan]
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