lady of the night

la·dy of the night
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-dee uhv, ov stressed th ee nahyt]
    • /ˈleɪ di ʌv, ɒv stressed ði naɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-dee uhv, ov stressed th ee nahyt]
    • /ˈleɪ di ʌv, ɒv stressed ði naɪt/

Definitions of lady of the night words

  • noun plural lady of the night a tropical American shrub, Brunfelsia americana, of the nightshade family, having berrylike yellow fruit and fragrant white flowers. 1
  • noun lady of the night prostitute 1

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Origin of lady of the night

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Lady of the night


lady of the night popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for lady of the night

noun lady of the night

  • call girl — A call girl is a prostitute who makes appointments by telephone.
  • hookerJoseph, 1814–79, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
  • hustler — an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter.
  • lady of the evening — a prostitute.
  • slut — Disparaging and Offensive. a sexually promiscuous woman, or a woman who behaves or dresses in an overtly sexual way.

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