house of ill repute


noun

a house of prostitution; whorehouse; brothel.

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Also called house of ill fame .

Origin of house of ill repute

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for house of ill repute

house of ill repute

house of ill fame


noun

a euphemistic name for brothel
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