call girl

call girl
   a prostitute
   Originally operating from a call house, but the name became more applicable to those summoned by telephone:
    A low church missionary who was discovered as being the business manager of a ring of syphilitic call-girls. (Ustinov, 1971)
   A call-boy, who once did no more than make sure actors did not miss their cues, is a male prostitute:
    He made an additional two hundred as a call-boy for discriminating gay customers. (Wambaugh, 1981)
   Call-button girl is obsolete:
    Prostitutes, 'call-button girls' as they call themselves, roam from airport to airport. (Moynahan, 1983)

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