Meaning of 妓

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English Definition: prostitute
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A working woman ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ zhī ] to support, to sustain; to withdraw, to pay; a branch (of a bank)
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Example Words
妓院 yuàn brothel; whorehouse
娼妓 chāng prostitute
艺妓 geisha (Japanese female entertainer); also written 艺伎
雏妓 chú underage prostitute
狎妓 xiá (old) to visit prostitutes
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Example Sentences
At that point I started to see prostitutes. There were a few that I befriended and two that I had a relationship with who even moved in with me briefly.
Today, a woman cursed me out, called me a perverted freak, and said I should be ashamed of myself for trying to buy a prostitute because I had asked her "How much for one night?."
Returning, he sits at the feet of the harlot.
Paul Magnanti told The Daily Telegraph his only daughter had been "hurt" when she found out he was using prostitutes after divorcing her mother more than a decade ago.
Both characters mope around and hate New York City, pick up prostitutes without actually having sex with them and obsess over women and protecting the innocence of children.