lady of easy virtue

lady of easy virtue

euphemism A prostitute. A: "I think that Lord Stewart is spending time with a lady of easy virtue." B: "No, surely not!"
See also: easy, lady, of, virtue
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This man went into a brothel and a lady of easy virtue went up to him, said: "I'll do whatever you want for pounds 10, so long as you can tell me in three words.
Supporting perfs are passable but not wowing, with Ornella Muti in a minor role as Nohan's mother recollected in flashback, and Hanna Schygulla as a ship's lady of easy virtue.
Higgledy Piggledy, the black hen who "laid eggs for gentlemen", was a lady of easy virtue who only took high-class customers and Jack and Jill went up the hill to lose their virginity.
If, along the way, they happened to fall in with a young lady of easy virtue - more often than not a hooker with a heart of gold - then so much the better, according to my raging teenage hormones.