fun house

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fun house (plural fun houses)

  1. (euphemistic) A brothel.
  2. Alternative spelling of funhouse.
    • 1962, Mack Reynolds, Mercenary[1]:
      Carnival! The day was young, but already the streets were thick with revelers, with dancers, with drunks. A score of bands played, youngsters in particular ran about attired in costume, there were barbeques and flowing beer kegs. On the outskirts of town were roller coasters and ferris wheels, fun houses and drive-it-yourself miniature cars. Carnival!
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see fun,‎ house.
    • 1988, Lorrie Baird, “Governor's Island Living”, in New Hampshire Profiles, volume 37, part 1, →ISSN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 22:
      The result is an eclectic home with a flair for the unusual and not a few touches of humor. It is a fun house, a relaxed house. From the minute you walk into the Cochrane home, "unique" jumps to mind.
    • 2004 April, Jay Uhlenbrauck, “Repeat [Repeat] Performance”, in Log Home Design, Active Interest Media, →ISSN, page 96:
      “The colors add a lot of warmth and the finishes turned out really well,” Matt says. “It's a fun house.”
    • 2011, Kenneth Ginsburg M.D., Susan FitzGerald, Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century[2], Penguin, →ISBN:
      Barbara's sixteen-year-old son lashed out when she said he couldn't have friends over while she and her husband were gone, a rule she considered very much a safety issue. “This is not a fun house. No one wants to come here because this is not a fun house,” he protested before storming off.
    • 2019, Terry Darnell, Packing for Life: A Parent's Guide to Success[3], Christian Faith Publishing, Inc., →ISBN, →OCLC:
      We wanted to go to the fun houses, the ones where they would feed us and let us be a little rambunctious, the ones that had the least amount of rules and where the parents were cool.