house of ill repute(redirected from a house of ill-repute)
house of ill repute
euphemism A place where prostitutes are available for hire; a brothel. Please don't tell me that the media got a picture of the senator leaving a house of ill repute over the weekend. Though obviously in decline in recent years, houses of ill repute can still be found in the seedier parts of the city.
house of ill reputeand house of ill fame
Euph. a house of prostitution. The sign says "Health Club," but everyone knows it's a house of ill repute. He made a lot of money by running a house of ill fame.