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A house of prostitution.


an archaic word for brothel


(ˈbɔ diˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a brothel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bawdyhouse - a building where prostitutes are availablebawdyhouse - 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


(archaic) [ˈbɔːdɪhaʊs] N (bawdyhouses) [ˈbɔːdɪhaʊzɪz] (pl) → mancebía f
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Worse than this, the woman lived in a bawdyhouse downtown, with a coarse, red-faced Irishman named Connor, who was the boss of the loading-gang outside, and would make free with the girls as they went to and from their work.
In Toronto, the shattering blow to the social contract of the closet came in 1981 when police simultaneously raided all the gay baths in the city, arresting nearly 300 men on bawdyhouse charges.
147) Similar to its holding on the bawdyhouse provision, the Court of Appeal decided that this provision was not arbitrary, but it was overbroad and grossly disproportionate in view of this objective.
Those who believe that "unguided evolution" can explain it all, as Plantinga astutely observes, "but who then raise their hands in self-righteous epistemic horror at the alleged epistemic excesses of theists, are like a bawdyhouse proprietor who is scandalized by the R-rated film shown in the theater next door" (60)
In Bedford, Justice Himel found that the bawdyhouse provisions (section 210), (3) the living on the avails provision (section 212(l)(j)), (4) and the communication for the purposes of prostitution provision (section 213(1)(c)) (5) violate section 7 of the Charter and could not be saved under section 1.
It is illegal to communicate for the purposes of prostitution, to keep a bawdyhouse, and to live off the proceeds of prostitution.
Renewed Orders for the keeping of order in the theatres were issued in the 1664-1665 Season and again in May of 1668, soon after the Bawdyhouse riots occurred (70; 96).
As well, "Everyone who is an inmate of a common bawdy-house, is found, without lawful excuse, in a common bawdy-house, or as owner, landlord, lessor, tenant, occupier, agent or otherwise having charge or control of any place, knowingly permits the place or any part thereof to be let or used for the purposes of a common bawdyhouse, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Moreover, Olga's and the women's destruction of the company's bawdyhouse constitutes a rebellion against state and commercial use of biopower and the company's monopolization of sex.
Some authors who have written about this subject will not take fowlers, fishermen, cooks, bawdyhouse keepers, or any other sort of people who make an occupation of pleasure or sport; they prefer plowmen, smiths, farriers, carpenters, butchers, hunters, and such occupations.
When Santa Paula was an oil boom town in the '20s, the third floor of the Glenn Tavern was said to have been used as a bawdyhouse for roughnecks and wildcatters.
Even more succinctly, Lowell Weicker came closer when he called Murdoch "the number-one dirt-bag" in the business - that business being a kind of international bawdyhouse of newspapers filled with fabricated stories and idiot headlines, which, as Fortune conservatively summarized, "luridly depict a world in which fiendish criminals prey on women and children, evil immigrants menace the natives, and most government affairs are too tedious to note.