Via Hulu series Harlots
1.) A prostitute or Covent garden nun who sells pleasure and fantasy to men, preferably those with a title (Duke, Earl, etc.) or very deep pockets.
2.) A sexy woman or tart who is too hot to trot. She knows her power and uses it well.
A Japanese woman trained to be a professional singer, dance, and companion for men. With one look, a Geisha can capture a man’s heart. They are trained in a variety of arts including, literature, horticulture and music. Geisha means, “person of the arts.” Prostitutes wear the bow of their sash (obi) in front of their kimono, but the geisha wears their obi at the back.
Do not be alarmed if spitting on you or making you drink the essence of goat hooves, yak blood and the finger nail of a hawk will cure whatever is ailing you. It's all apart of the job as a woman of medicine.
1940's term, back when young women wore poodle skirts and rolled their bobby socks down to their ankles. Shirley Temple portrayed this adorable, adolescent character in 1947 Oscar winning film; The Batchelor and the Bobby Soxer.