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red-light district

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A neighborhood containing many brothels and often other businesses related to sexual gratification, such as sex shops and peepshows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Colloq. or Cant 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.

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

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

  • noun a district with many brothels

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from the red lanterns or lights said to have been placed in the windows of American brothels in the 1800s.]

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