One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A place offering a wide range of leisure activities; a place known for offering amusements and attractions, especially of a sensual or sexual nature.
2A reward centre in the brain; (also occasionally) a part of the body in which sensations of pleasure can be felt.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Nevada State Journal. From pleasure + centre.
pleasure centre/ˈplɛʒə sɛntə/
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