Courtesan – A prostitute with a wealthy or upper-class client
To remember the definition of the word courtesan, use the following mnemonic:
Caught with only her sandals (courtesan) on, her mother suddenly realised she was a prostitute for the wealthy.
Examples of courtesan in a sentence
As the Emperor’s mistress, the courtesan was one of the wealthiest prostitutes in all of Europe.
She was a painter by day but a courtesan by night.
His wife knew nothing of his courtesan.