house of ill repute

noun
a house of prostitution; whorehouse; brothel.
Also called house of ill fame.


Origin:
1720–30

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house of ill repute or house of ill fame
 
n
a euphemistic name for brothel
 
house of ill fame or house of ill fame
 
n

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Example sentences
Ghosts who roam the former house of ill repute are a popular topic of conversation here.
Cathy rebels against this cloistered existence and runs off to work in a house of ill repute.
And they had been in the house of ill repute, and somebody shot and killed the janitor.
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