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n. Slang
A house of prostitution.


US and Canadian a slang word for brothel



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
Slang. a brothel.
[1930–35; cat (in obsolete sense of prostitute) + house]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cathouse - a building where prostitutes are availablecathouse - 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


[ˈkæthaʊs] N (cathouses (pl)) [ˈkæthaʊzɪz] (US) → casa f de putas
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