bona roba

bona roba
   a prostitute
   From the fine clothes she wore to attract custom:
    She was then a bona roba. (Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV, of Jane Nightwork)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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