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broth·el

 (brŏth′əl, brô′thəl)
n.
A house of prostitution.

[Short for brothel-house, from Middle English brothel, prostitute, from brothen, past participle of brethen, to go to ruin, from Old English brēothan, to decay.]

brothel

(ˈbrɒθəl)
n
1. a house or other place where men pay to have sexual intercourse with prostitutes
2. informal Austral any untidy or messy place
[C16: short for brothel-house, from C14 brothel useless person, from Old English brēothan to deteriorate; related to briethel worthless]

broth•el

(ˈbrɒθ əl, ˈbrɒð-, ˈbrɔ θəl, -ðəl)

n.
a house of prostitution.
[1585–95; short for brothel-house whorehouse; Middle English brothel harlot, orig. worthless person, derivative of Old English brēothan to decay]
broth′el•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brothel - a building where prostitutes are availablebrothel - a building where prostitutes are available
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
massage parlor - a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage

brothel

noun whorehouse, red-light district, bordello, cathouse (U.S. slang), house of ill repute, knocking shop (slang), bawdy house (archaic), house of prostitution, bagnio, house of ill fame, stews (archaic) a thriving brothel
Quotations
"Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion" [William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell]
Translations
bordelliilotalo
bordeljavna kuća
bordélybordélyház
lupanar
bordell

brothel

[ˈbrɒθl] Nburdel m, prostíbulo m

brothel

[ˈbrɒθəl] nmaison f close

brothel

nBordell nt, → Puff m (inf)

brothel

:
brothel creepers
pl (hum)Leisetreter pl (hum)
brothel-keeper
nBordellwirt(in) m(f)

brothel

[ˈbrɒθl] nbordello
References in classic literature ?
It is done in all the brothels," and with these words Marya Dmitrievna, turning up her wide sleeves with her usual threatening gesture and glancing sternly round, moved across the room.
The members of the favored unions were branded as traitors, and in saloons and brothels, on the streets and at work, and, in fact, everywhere, they were assaulted by the comrades they had so treacherously deserted.
Growler" Pat had given up holding city offices very early in his career--caring only for party power, and giving the rest of his time to superintending his dives and brothels.
You are not descended from a nauseous compound of fanaticism and sensuality, whose only argument was the sword, and whose only paradise was a brothel.
A campaign has been launched by Crimestoppers in a bid to tackle the rise of so-called 'pop-up' brothels.
Here is what they say you should be on the look-out for: | These brothels are usually newlyacquired properties, often privately rented flats or houses in towns and cities; | Budget hotels or holiday properties are also sometimes used; | There could be limited activities usually associated with new people moving into a property; for example, no signs of removal vans, limited, or scarcely furnished homes.
The summonses were posted outside the brothels, whose owners refused to receive them.
AFTER three cash-for-sex scandals in as many days, Birmingham Mail readers have called for brothels to be legalised.
Paul Ervine admitted seven charges including managing three brothels, controlling a prostitute, having more than PS3,000 in criminal property and "inciting" a woman to become a prostitute.
PICK OF THE DAY Inspector George Gently (BBC1, 8pm) BROTHELS, prostitution and rape are at the centre of the drama as the detectives take on a case that causes controversy in the police force.
The other person seen very often in brothels is Tyrion Lannister, but he is currently on the run and has no money.
THREE women have appeared in court on allegations they ran brothels on Tyneside.