sporting house

sporting house

noun
1.
Older Use. a brothel.
2.
Archaic. an establishment, as a tavern, inn, or the like, catering to gamblers or sportsmen.

Origin:
1855–60

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sporting house
 
n
1.  rare (US) a euphemistic word for brothel
2.  archaic a tavern or inn frequented by gamblers or other sportsmen

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