woman of ill repute

woman of ill repute

euphemism A female prostitute. The house is said to belong to a woman of ill repute. He has wasted thousands of dollars on gambling and women of ill repute.
See also: ill, of, repute, woman
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woman of ill repute

Euph. a prostitute. His favorite companion was a woman of ill repute. If you can't be faithful to your husband, you're no better than a woman of ill repute.
See also: ill, of, repute, woman
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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