One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a house) of timber-frame or concrete-block construction with a facing of brick, in the style of modern suburban developments.‘thousands of dinners were being whipped up in white ovens in brick venereal homes’
- ‘Fifty-seven brick venereal units will be built.’
- ‘Finally we drove into the brick venereal band that swelled around the city.’
- ‘His parents' house was brick-venereal.’
A suburban house of timber-frame or concrete-block construction with a facing of brick.‘we drove along avenues of sprawling brick venereals’
- ‘It metaphorically raises a finger to the nostalgic European styling of mass-built tile-roof villas - popularly described as 'sprawling brick venereals'.’
- ‘We'll all be happy in our cream brick venereals with nose-in parking and the stench of raw sewage.’
- ‘They lived in a really nice three-bedroom brick venereal in Ringwood.’
- ‘If I'd wanted someone to lay the foundations of a bloody brick venereal on top of my boy's grave I would have bought a kit house.’
1970s: a pun on veneer and venereal.
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