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n. pl. bor·del·los
A house of prostitution.
[Italian, from Old French bordel, from borde, wooden hut, of Germanic origin.]
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n, pl -los
a brothel. Also called (archaic): bordel
[C16: from Italian, from Old French borde hut, cabin]
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n., pl. -los.
[1590–1600; < Italian < Old French bordel, derivative of borde wooden hut < Germanic; see board]
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|Noun||1.||bordello - a building where prostitutes are available|
bagnio, bawdyhouse, brothel, cathouse, house of ill repute, house of prostitution, sporting house, whorehouse
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
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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
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