love hotel

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Borrowing from Japanese ラブホテル (rabu hoteru), from English love + hotel, probably after the rotating sign of the Hotel Love, an early love hotel in Osaka, Japan.

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love hotel (plural love hotels)

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  1. A short-stay hotel found in Japan and elsewhere, operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy to have sexual intercourse.

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