Synonyms for Courtesan:

n.

bordello, brothel, escort, ho, hustle, gigolo. bawd, call girl, camp follower, harlot, lady of pleasure, lady-of-the-night, moll, streetwalker, strumpet, tart, scarlet woman, lady of easy virtue. bawd (noun)
lady of pleasure.
courtesan (noun)
concubine, doxy, odalisque, paramour.
harlot (noun)
concubine, strumpet.
lover (noun)
paramour.
mistress (noun)
concubine, mistress, paramour.
moll (noun)
lady of easy virtue.
paramour (noun)
doxy.
prostitute (noun)
bawd, harlot, moll.

Other synonyms:

bawd, bordello, brothel, call girl, camp follower, moll, gigolo, scarlet woman. harlot, mistress, streetwalker, strumpet. ho. escort, tart. Other relevant words:
bawd, bordello, brothel, escort, harlot, ho, hustle, lady of pleasure, mistress, moll, streetwalker, strumpet, tart, gigolo, scarlet woman, lady of easy virtue.

Usage examples for courtesan

  1. A King or courtier or a courtesan or a Community was going to die or get a new Constitution, or do something that was important on the other side of the world, and the paper was to be held open till the latest possible minute in order to catch the telegram. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  2. No courtesan was ever more capricious nor more imperious than conception is to artists; we must grasp it, like fortune, by the hair when it comes. – A Drama on the Seashore by Honore de Balzac
  3. It is like smoking a magic cigar or leading the life of a courtesan who follows her own fancy. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac