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red-light district


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A neighborhood containing many brothels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area of a town where prostitution is concentrated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A district or neighborhood in which houses of prostitution are located; -- so called in allusion to the red light kept in front of many such resorts at night.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a district with many brothels


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