ill repute

See also: ill-repute

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ill repute (uncountable)

  1. Bad reputation; notoriety.
    He was held in ill repute, no one would trust him enough to do business with him.
  2. (euphemistic) Prostitution and the sex industry.
    • 1997, Aileen Schumacher, Engineering for Murder, page 69
      His list of sexual contacts was quite long, and included ladies from some of the ritzier establishments of ill repute across the border.

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