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sin city

noun

a place with attractions that are considered sinful, such as gambling, prostitution, etc.; also, the state of taking part in such activities

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On his 21st birthday, he'll be in sin city.

Word Origin

1973

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sin city

noun

A city or region of a city with attractions that are sinful, such as gambling, prostitution, etc: Las Vegas, the Sin City (1973+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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