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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.
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.
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.
Petra Knight, 35, of Manor Park Grove, Rubery, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to keeping a brothel at a one-bedroomed flat in Greenhill Way, Shirley, Solihull.
According toCrimestoppers, these brothels are usually newly-acquired properties, often privately rented flats or houses, in towns and cities, which may only be used as a brothel for a short period of time.
The crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, has launched a campaign urging people to be on the look-out and report their suspicions if they spot signs of a pop-up brothel where they live.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 7 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday served summons to 125 brothel owners at GB Road, asking them to appear before the commission between September 21-24, along with their original identity proofs and address proofs.
40-year-old Brian Brandt has been identified as the man who deliberately crashed a stolen semi tractor-trailer through a Nevada brothel, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, on Thursday 4 a.
A BRAZEN pensioner who admitted to running a city centre brothel which is reported to have made PS7 million said he was "providing a service to the community.
A woman and her husband have gone on trial accused of running a brothel and forcing women into prostitution.
A FORMER accountant turned brothel keeper was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined PS2,000 yesterday.