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the oldest profession

Prostitution. It's called the oldest profession, and it's probably true that it is!
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the oldest profession

the practice of working as a prostitute. humorous
Politics or the law is sometimes humorously awarded the status of ‘second oldest profession’, with the sarcastic implication that their practitioners are as immoral and mercenary as society traditionally considered prostitutes to be.
See also: old, profession
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