The look was inspired by Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and the World War I spy Mata Hari.
“I think what she is doing is an abuse of the word ‘courtesan,’” the escort says.
The Girl Who Loved Camellias by Julie Kavanagh The courtesan who seduced Paris—and inspired Dumas and La Traviata.
She killed herself in 1925 and she also may have been a courtesan, I discovered a few years ago.
Three customers have called her for appointments and, when she arrived, asked her if she was the courtesan.
One thinks the brushes that painted this fair dove could never paint a courtesan.
From the first to the last moment of her reign, she combined the courtesan with the assassin.
Then Demetrios thought that perhaps he had made a mistake in taking her for a courtesan.
For Dawson was at this time the Mecca of the gambler and the courtesan.
Theodora, the courtesan queen of Rome, trying to obtain salvation by taking from her her lover?
early 15c., from Middle French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana "prostitute," literally "woman of the court," fem. of cortigiano "one attached to a court," from corte "court," from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).