Definition of Red-light district

1. Noun. A district with many brothels.

Generic synonyms: City District



Definition of Red-light district

1. Noun. An area of a town where prostitution is concentrated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Red-light district

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1. Journal of Social Hygiene by American Social Hygiene Association (1919)
"As to the matters inquired about, Albuquerque abolished its red-light district a number of years ago, and its settled policy, based on its experience, ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1913)
"These houses are located in what is known as the "red light district" of Chattanooga, covering parts of Florence and Helen streets, most of them adjoining ..."

3. The Social Hygiene Bulletin by American Social Hygiene Association (1919)
"As to the matters inquired about, Albuquerque abolished its red-light district a number of years ago, and its settled policy, based on its experience, ..."

4. Report by West Virginia Dept. of Health, West Virginia (1920)
"What scatters prostitution is to tolerate it, with a red light district as ... No one pays much attention to them, because the red light district holds the ..."

5. Desert Dancing: Exploring the Land, the People, the Legends of the by Len Wilcox (2000)
"Even the violence was restricted to the red light district and the saloons; ... Some of the best families in town lived (next to the) red light district, ..."

6. The Prodigal Daughter: The White Slave Evil and the Remedy by Clifford Griffith Roe (1911)
"Des Moines is one of the very few cities in the United States which has entirely wiped out the red-light district. The man who did it was JL ..."

7. The Wretches of Povertyville: A Sociological Study of the Bowery by Ignatz Leo Nascher (1909)
"On a few blocks east of the Bowery, in what was known as the Red Light district, there are still a few houses of this character. The Red Light district was ..."

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