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noun 
  1. A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
  2. A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.
  3. (context, US, slang) A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 415:
    • :You could hear ... pianos under the hands of whorehouse professors sounding like they came with keys between the keys.
Translations: 
  • French: professeur(fr)m
  • German: Professor , Professorin
  • Italian: professore(it)m
  • Spanish: profesora(es, profesor, m, {{t-, es)f
Etymology: From Anglo-Norman proffessur, from Latin, professor "declarer, person who claims knowledge", from the past participle stem of profiteri "profess".


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