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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
The man who bought and raped the girl later sold her to a brothel near Khed.
A POLICE officer has denied conspiring to manage a brothel and five charges of committing misconduct in a public office.
A BIRMINGHAM police officer has been charged with conspiracy to manage a brothel, money laundering and drug offences.
Police raided the alleged brothel on Friday night, arresting the 46-year-old Greek Cypriot owner of the flat, a 60-year-old Greek transvestite male who goes by the name of 'Soula' and a 30-year-old Polish woman.
The Woolloongabba brothel, 88 on Logan, was visited by police nine times in the past year according to the Prostitution Licensing Authority's Annual Report.
She was already on the war path after the moronic Bacchus let a fellow cop off the hook when they caught him entering a brothel.
Osman Iqbal's moonlighting as a brothel runner and drug dealer in London's West End was rumbled when he turned up for his work as a sergeant at Kings Heath Police Station, responding to 999 calls, in a PS170,000 Ferrari.
TWO men face prison after being found guilty of running a brothel called Mr Magoo's, in Birkenhead.