Definition of red-light district noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


red-light district

BrE BrE//ˌred ˈlaɪt dɪstrɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌred ˈlaɪt dɪstrɪkt//
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a part of a town where there are many prostitutes Word Originfrom the use of a red light as the sign of a brothel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: red-light district