Flash house
Flash Flash, a. 1. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery. [1913 Webster]

2. Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; -- applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry. [1913 Webster]

{Flash house}, a house frequented by flash people, as thieves and whores; hence, a brothel. ``A gang of footpads, reveling with their favorite beauties at a flash house.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • flash-house — flashˈ house noun (obsolete) A brothel • • • Main Entry: ↑flash …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flash — Flash, a. 1. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery. [1913 Webster] 2. Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; applied especially to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flash-ken —    obsolete    a brothel    Also as flash house or panney, where you would find a flash tail, girl or woman, if that was your ambition:     ... at last struck home at a likely flash ken where they were keeping it up to some tune. (Fraser, 1997… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Flash Thompson — in Cover of The Amazing Spider Man vol. 2, 574 (Dec, 2008).Art by Barry Kitson. Publication information …   Wikipedia

  • Flash Gordon (Queen) — Flash Gordon – Original Soundtrack Music Soundtrack von Queen Veröffentlichung 8. Dezember 1980 Label EMI/ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flash Flash Revolution — est un simulateur web imitant le jeu Dance Dance Revolution, un jeu vidéo créé par Konami. Sommaire 1 Flash Flash Revolution R1 1.1 Description du jeu 1.2 Jouabilité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • House music — House Stylistic origins Disco, electronic, garage, Hi NRG, soul, funk, synthpop, dub, hip hop, boogie Cultural origins Early 1980s in Chicago, United States Typical instruments Samp …   Wikipedia

  • House of M — Cover of House of M 1 (Aug 2005). Art by Esad Ribic. Publisher Marvel Comics Publication date August  …   Wikipedia

  • House (musique) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir House. House Origines stylistiques Électro …   Wikipédia en Français

  • House Music — House (musique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir House. House Origines stylistiques Électro …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”