sporting house
noun Date: 1615 bordello

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sporting house — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporting house — n. [Old Informal] Informal former ☆ 1. a gambling house ☆ 2. a house of prostitution; brothel …   English World dictionary

  • sporting house — noun a building where prostitutes are available • Syn: ↑whorehouse, ↑brothel, ↑bordello, ↑bagnio, ↑house of prostitution, ↑house of ill repute, ↑bawdyhouse, ↑cathouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • sporting house — A house of ill fame. A house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like, but not necessarily a house kept for unlawful sports or practices …   Black's law dictionary

  • sporting house — An old term for house of prostitution …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sporting house — 1. Older Use. a brothel. 2. Archaic. an establishment, as a tavern, inn, or the like, catering to gamblers or sportsmen. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • sporting house — noun Brothel …   Wiktionary

  • Sporting — Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporting book — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporting man — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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