board lodger
   obsolete
   a prostitute
   The definition covered two categories: those who obtained their finery in addition to their accommodation from a pimp, thus staying under his control; and those who worked on their own, paying commission to the bawd of the brothel to which they took men:
    Board lodgers are those who give a portion of what they receive to the mistress of the brothel in return for their board and lodging. (Mayhew, 1862)

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