A courtesan was originally a female courtier, which means a person who attends the court of a monarch or other powerful person. Today a Mistress to a wealthy person:-)
Maybe you misheard & it was "a long lost Count in his van", still driving around with a useless sat-nav! Lmao :-)
Its the chick that runs the ho house
In kingdoms past, they were women, who plied sexual favors, to the kings court. For a price of some sort, no doubt.
Posh word for prozzie
A Courtesan was a woman...of loose moral fibre...a hanger-on at the courts...some say they were prostitutes...some say they were the most highly paid of mistresses.
Since she said it was a "long-lost" Courtesan....and since Courtesans have not really been around for hundreds of years...perhaps she is trying to go for the reincarnation angle.
A female member of a court. Monarchs surrounded themselves by favoured nobility who got the most political influence, favours, and say in the workings of the kingdom.
They're women to my understanding. Oh, also the term also came to mean a prostitute with very wealthy clientele. But in either case it's a female term.
I could be wrong though, but I'm not gonna spend five minutes googling this. Go forth and google!