Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


n. pl. bor·del·los
A house of prostitution.

[Italian, from Old French bordel, from borde, wooden hut, of Germanic origin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n, pl -los
a brothel. Also called (archaic): bordel
[C16: from Italian, from Old French borde hut, cabin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(bɔrˈdɛl oʊ)

n., pl. -los.
a brothel.
[1590–1600; < Italian < Old French bordel, derivative of borde wooden hut < Germanic; see board]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bordello - a building where prostitutes are availablebordello - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


noun brothel, whorehouse, red-light district, cathouse (U.S. slang), house of ill repute, knocking shop (slang), bawdy house (archaic), house of prostitution, bagnio, house of ill fame, stews (archaic) the last bordello on the street
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


[bɔːˈdeləʊ] Ncasa f de putas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Shuttle Buses will run from 3pm -- 5.30pm at Nancy Bordello's and Shark Bar to the Racecourse in Gosforth for those who have purchased their tickets in advance.
THERE'S a lot going on in The Last Bordello, written and directed by Glaswegian David Leddy.
It will be followed by an open event from 1pm to 5pm at Nancy's Bordello in Newcastle, where the family will launch the campaign to grow the fund.
The 71-year-old also recalled how he arrived at the TV studio during the 2002 World Cup having not slept the night before because he was partying in infamous Dublin nightclub Lillie's Bordello.
The facts are that the two maisons nearest the Folies (located at 32 rue Richer, 9th arrondissement) were, at the time, Le Montyon, a block away, old and select, in what was a neo-gothic building at 14 rue Montyon (a "Pressing" in a modern building today); and two blocks away, a middle-class bordello called the Star of Venus, at 7 rue de la Grange-Bateliere.
Back to Nancy's Bordello: how did I get on (or rather, did I get off in one piece)?
Cut from the same mold as the Dreseden Dolls and the somewhat wilder Gogol Bordello, Amour Obsure's music is an interactive experience, one listeners can easily immerse themselves in, and with its cacophony of accordion, vocals, accordion, upright bass, trombone, mandolin, tenor banjo, percussion and gorgeous, smoky vocals, this is music very much worth soaking in.
BORDELLO: DEATH TALES (Cert 18, 90 mins)JAMES Eaves, Alan Ronald and Pat Higgins direct this triptych of horror shorts set within a bordello run by Madame Raven (Natalie Milner).
They said all three had specific roles with Fede, 79, and Mora, 55, being in charge of recruiting the women and making sure they were attractive enough while the "bordello itself was run by Minetti."
But an experience she had 20 years ago was the seed that blossomed into her latest play Bordello, which runs at Chicago Dramatists through March 6.
And yet every time Gogol Bordello has played here, the band, in one night, has exerted as much energy as all the rest of the concerts happening in town that week.