Definition of lady of the night in US English:

lady of the night


  • Used euphemistically to refer to a prostitute.

    • ‘Business is slow for the ladies of the night, so AIDS transmission has slowed markedly.’
    • ‘My wife tells me there are now many more ladies of the night in Bangkok and Pattaya (I myself wouldn't know!) but I must concede she may have a point.’
    • ‘The lady of the night has asked the punter if he wants some sexual relief.’
    • ‘Thomas Hardy country is not the place you'd expect to find a hooker, but Rosie is no normal lady of the night.’
    • ‘The line I draw is that I personally would never engage the services of a lady of the night.’
    • ‘Indeed the corner of my road in years past (crucially in the vicinity of a casino) was one where ladies of the night would tout their business most evenings.’
    • ‘They ramble Paradise Alley, where, once upon a time, many a gold-seeker sought comfort among ladies of the night.’
    • ‘It was a play about, let's say, a lady of the night and my parents thought it was too risqué for me to see it.’
    • ‘However, despite the above comment, the book does serve some purposes, and Lon's tale might make some tourists to this country realize just how shallow some of the ladies of the night really are.’
    • ‘More recently, I hear, the attractive old building was pressed into service of a different kind when it provided shelter to ladies of the night.’
    • ‘Rather than turn his rage on his wife, the mother of his children, the murderer attacked seemingly dispensable ladies of the night.’
    • ‘There aren't many homes that make you feel you're both the tightly corseted heroine of a romantic costume drama and a lady of the night about to embark on a seedy affair.’
    • ‘A mile or so up the coast is the beach at Lepeda, where Corelli, his unit and a group of imported ladies of the night would frolic on the sand and in the waves.’
    • ‘After snagging a car from Duncan, an obnoxiously rich student, AJ and Keith make haste for a seedy part of the city in search of a lady of the night.’
    • ‘The team was advised to speak kindly and gently to the ladies of the night before sending them packing, and only to use stricter measures if they refused to cooperate.’
    • ‘It's quite a nice evening, and the ladies of the night are out in force - but I'm not tempted; I'm saving myself for an Angel.’
    • ‘In the end the best option seems to be brothels and hopefully after a few years the ladies of the night will gradually leave the streets for the relative safety of an organised and licenced building.’
    • ‘Even the ladies of the night, when they retire from the profession, return to the way of behaving that they learned from their mothers, and grandmothers before them.’
    • ‘It'll smell like a French lady of the night's boudoir.’
    • ‘Their current film, a period horror-mystery titled From Hell, focusses on Jack the Ripper, the mysterious, famous serial killer who preyed on ladies of the night.’