red-light district

noun

Definition of red-light district

: a district in which houses of prostitution are frequent

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First Known Use of red-light district

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for red-light district

so called from the traditional practice of employing red lights to indicate houses of prostitution

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The first known use of red-light district was in 1894

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“Red-light district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-light%20district. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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