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Informal, austral escort cabriolet gumtree any untidy or messy place, c16: short for brothel-house, from C14 brothel useless person, from Old English brothan to deteriorate; related to briethel worthless brothel (br l, br-, br l, -l).Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brothel massage parlor (a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage).Brothel (brl).Noun noun, brE BrE/brl/ ; NAmE NAmE/brl/, NAmE/brl/ (also bordello especially in North American English add to my wordlist jump to other results a house where people pay to have sex with prostitutes Oxford Collocations Dictionary verb brothelgo to, visit, run, brothel nounkeeper, owner prepositionin.Word Originmid 16th cent.Legend: Switch to new thesaurus Noun.He used to visit a brothel on the outskirts of town.His aunt ran a brothel.Familiarity information: brothel used as a noun is very rare.Pronunciation (US Dictionary entry overview: What does brothel mean?
158595; short for brothel-house whorehouse; Middle English brothel harlot, orig.
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Classified under: Nouns denoting man-made objects, synonyms: bagnio ; bawdyhouse ; bordello ; brothel; cathouse ; house of ill repute ; house of prostitution ; sporting house ; whorehouse, hypernyms brothel" is a kind.She ran a brothel in Soho.Middle English, worthless fellow, prostitute, from brothen, past participle 98 escort zx2 serpentine belt diagram of brethen to waste away, go to ruin, from Old English brothan to waste away; akin to Old English brotan to break more at brittle.Brothel (noun the noun, brothel has 1 sense:.A house of prostitution.
Slang), house of ill repute, knocking shop (slang), bawdy house (archaic), house of prostitution, bagnio, house of ill fame, stews (archaic) a thriving brothel"tions "Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion" William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
A building where prostitutes are available.
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