- bad reputation, especially in sexual matters.
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Examples from the Web for ill fame
When only fourteen he frequented houses of ill-fame, where he played the bully.Criminal Man
For his master had given the direction of a house of ill-fame.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
He was fully convinced that Estelle was in a house of ill-fame in that city.
So, Monsieur Kervelen, you think my house is a house of ill-fame?The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)
Guy de Maupassant
He breathed the atmosphere of low wine-shops, houses of ill-fame.The Death of the Gods