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house of ill repute

noun
1.
a house of prostitution; whorehouse; brothel.
Also called house of ill fame.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for house of ill repute

house of ill repute

noun
1.
a euphemistic name for brothel
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