a public lavatory frequented by homosexuals
   Another sort of meeting place frequented for refreshment and gossip. Whence the tearoom trade, those who frequent such haunts:
    The Tea Room trade they call it in America; in England, Cottaging. (Fry, 1991)
   A Japanese teahouse is something else again:
    A teahouse isn't for tea, you see; it's the place the men go to be entertained by geisha. (Golden, 1997)

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