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noun

Older Use. a brothel.
Archaic. an establishment, as a tavern, inn, or the like, catering to gamblers or sportsmen.

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Origin of sporting house

First recorded in 1855–60
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sporting house

noun

US rare a euphemistic word for brothel
archaic a tavern or inn frequented by gamblers or other sportsmen
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