red-light district


an area or district in a city in which many houses of prostitution are located.

Origin of red-light district

First recorded in 1890–95; allegedly so called because brothels displayed red lights Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for red-light district

bordello, cathouse, bagnio, whorehouse, ghetto, Bowery, favela, tenderloin