sporting house


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sporting house

n
1. rare US a euphemistic word for brothel
2. archaic a tavern or inn frequented by gamblers or other sportsmen
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporting house - a building where prostitutes are availablesporting house - a building where prostitutes are available
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
massage parlor - a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage
References in classic literature ?
For his help in this little job, the bartender received twenty out of the hundred and thirty odd dollars that the pair secured; and naturally this put them on friendly terms with him, and a few days later he introduced them to a little "sheeny" named Goldberger, one of the "runners" of the "sporting house" where they had been hidden.
Duane, who had done a job of some sort by himself, and made a truce with the powers, brought over Marie, his little French girl, to share with him; but even that did not avail for long, and in the end he had to give up arguing, and take Jurgis out and introduce him to the saloons and "sporting houses" where the big crooks and "holdup men" hung out.
Chris is also an NED to the Rugby Football League and chair of Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington's SwimStars' parent company Sporting House.