(also house of ill repute)
nounarchaic or humorous
- For its madam, it's a reputable house of ill repute, the seemingly incongruous respectable brothel.
- Wandering down the stairs of the high-class restaurant you enter the darkened caverns of a former house of ill repute, pictures of working girls adorn the walls and the alcoves where they plied their trade remain untouched.
- As immigrants streamed into the outskirts of Buenos Aires during the 1880s, many came toward the houses of ill repute.
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