house of ill repute

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of house of ill repute

: brothel, whorehouse

Word by Word Definitions

house play
  1. : a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : home

  2. : a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal

  3. : a natural covering (such as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. : to provide with living quarters or shelter

  2. : to store in a building

  3. : to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)

ill play
  1. : immoral, vicious

  2. : resulting from, accompanied by, or indicative of an evil or malevolent intention

  3. : attributing evil or an objectionable quality

  1. : with displeasure or hostility

  2. : in a harsh manner

  3. : so as to reflect unfavorably

  1. : the reverse of good : evil

  2. : misfortune, distress

  3. : ailment, sickness

repute play
  1. : believe, consider

  1. : the character or status commonly ascribed to one : reputation

  2. : the state of being favorably known, spoken of, or esteemed


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