massage parlour

   a brothel
   The friction applied is not to tone up the muscles:
    Whether we worked in a Massage Parlour or were rich... we were still the same to you. Easy women. (Bogarde, 1978)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • massage parlour — massage parlours N COUNT A massage parlour is a place where people go and pay for a massage. Some places that are called massage parlours are in fact places where people pay to have sex. (in AM, use massage parlor) …   English dictionary

  • massage parlour — massage .parlour BrE massage parlor AmE [ US .ˈ. ˌ..] n 1.) a ↑brothel (=place where people pay to have sex) used to pretend that it is not a brothel 2.) a place where you pay to have a massage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • massage parlour — noun 1. An establishment providing massages 2. An establishment providing highly specialized massage, a brothel (euphemistic) • • • Main Entry: ↑massage …   Useful english dictionary

  • massage parlour — ► NOUN 1) an establishment in which massage is provided for payment. 2) euphemistic a brothel …   English terms dictionary

  • massage parlour — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms massage parlour : singular massage parlour plural massage parlours 1) a brothel (= a place where men pay to have sex) 2) a place where you go to have a massage …   English dictionary

  • massage parlour — BrE massage parlor AmE noun (C) 1 a word meaning a brothel (=place where people pay to have sex), used to pretend that it is not a brothel 2 a place where you pay to have a massage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • massage parlour — /ˈmæsadʒ palə/ (say masahj pahluh) noun 1. an establishment providing massage for its clients. 2. such an establishment which in addition illegally provides for the sexual gratification of its clients. Also, massage parlor …   Australian English dictionary

  • massage parlour — noun an establishment providing massage …   English new terms dictionary

  • parlour — n. 1) a beauty; funeral; massage parlour 2) a sun parlour (AE; BE has sun lounge) USAGE NOTE: The services offered by a massage parlor are often sexual rather than therapeutic. * * * [ pɑːlə] funeral massage parlour a beauty a sun parlour (USAGE… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • parlour — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)lə(r)[/t]] parlours (in AM, use parlor) 1) N COUNT A parlour is a room in a house for sitting in. [OLD FASHIONED] 2) N COUNT: n N Parlour is used in the names of some types of shops which provide a service, rather than selling things …   English dictionary

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