red-light district

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Two brothels in Amsterdam's red-light district.

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Etymology edit

From red, light and district. Referring to the red lights that were used as signs for brothels.

Noun edit

red-light district (plural red-light districts)

  1. A part of an urban area where prostitution and sex-oriented businesses are concentrated.

Descendants edit

  • Canadian French: red light m
  • German: Rotlichtviertel (calque)
  • Chinese: 紅燈區红灯区 (hóngdēngqū) (calque)

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