maison de passe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maison de passe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maison de passe ‎(plural maisons de passe)

  1. A low-class hotel where rooms are rented out by the hour, especially to prostitutes and their clients.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 31:
      Of course in part it is due to the fact that it took place at the Princes Hotel - what the devil induced Piers to stay there instead of somewhere like the Bristol? Funds? It's virtually a maison de passe.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛ.zɔ̃ d(ə) pas/

Noun[edit]

maison de passe f ‎(plural maisons de passe)

  1. maison de passe, love hotel