The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310 Message #3888788
Posted By: Lighter
15-Nov-17 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
A "slang term" would be something like "the clap shack."
Examples of usage in OED (which doesn't call it "slang" or even "informal") are entirely serious.