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call house

noun
1.
a house or apartment used by prostitutes for arranging or keeping assignations.
2.
a place at which call girls await telephone calls from customers.
Origin of call house
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • For this consideration he was allowed to call house and land after his own name, but was forbidden to cut down timber.

Slang definitions & phrases for call house

call house

noun phrase

A brothel, esp one where a prostitute may be engaged by telephone: that call joint (1910+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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