Red-light district
Red-light district Red-light district 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. [Colloq. or Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • red light district — The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • red-light district — ☆ red light district [red′līt΄ ] n. a district (in a town or city) containing many brothels: such brothels formerly displayed red lights …   English World dictionary

  • red-light district — ► NOUN ▪ an area with many brothels, strip clubs, etc. ORIGIN from the use of a red light as the sign of a brothel …   English terms dictionary

  • red-light district — red light .district n the area of a town or city where there are many ↑prostitutes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • red-light district — red light ,district noun count an area with many PROSTITUTES (=people who have sex for money) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Red-light district — A red light district is a neighborhood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. The term red light district was first recorded in the United States in 1894, in an article in The Sentinel , a newspaper in Milwaukee.… …   Wikipedia

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  • red-light district — noun a district with many brothels • Hypernyms: ↑city district * * * ˌred ˈlight district [red light district red light districts] noun a part of a town where there are many ↑prostitutes   …   Useful english dictionary

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