courtesan courtesan

Definition(s):

  • (n) a woman who cohabits with an important man

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  1. In a scene in Stephen Frears' Chri, an aging courtesan named Lea, nude but for a sheet, is lying next to her lover.
  2. Manga Queen An animation fan dressed as Kiyoha, an orian courtesan from the manga series Sakuran.
  3. A seminude courtesan tries to seduce a hunchback as his image mocks him from three mirrors.

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  1. "The pub culture in Sydney is stultifyingly bad," Mr Keating said. "It's raucous and it's noisy in their Klondike-like saloons. All that's missing is Lola Montez. (Lola Montez was an exotic dancer and courtesan who wowed Victorian miners...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Paul Keating Source: The Age

  2. "The book dates back to the days of her 'courtesan' grandmother Duleepa and is a rich memoir of her family and social life," says Desai about the 500-page book that will be released in Delhi on September 21.
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Meghnad Desai Source: Delhi Newsline

  3. Speaking about the diversity of her roles in the forthcoming films Aishwarya told CNN-IBN, "What's nice about these three films coming up is that each character is distinctly different. So while Umrao Jaan is (the story of) a courtesan (and the film...
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Aishwarya Rai Source: South Asian Women's Forum

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