One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A house where men visit prostitutes.
bordello, house of ill repute, house of prostitutionView synonyms
- ‘Four girls were not told where they were going before they were taken to the brothel.’
- ‘People who work on the streets generally are younger than your average sex worker in a brothel.’
- ‘Men will be taught to respect women, to abandon their old-fashioned views of patriarchy and stop visiting brothels.’
- ‘Traffickers are paid a sum of money for each woman and girl they deliver to a brothel or pimp.’
- ‘You're still very drunk and have decided to visit a local brothel before going back to barracks.’
- ‘With Matt as the spokesperson, drugs houses and brothels did not last long in the area.’
- ‘In other news, Blunkett is apparently looking at decriminalising brothels in a bid to make prostitutes safer.’
- ‘This in turn would mean the prostitutes would get better business in the brothels.’
- ‘In the port of Cadiz, he made drawings of prostitutes on the street and in brothels.’
- ‘With legalised brothels the prostitutes could be forced to have regular check ups for STD's.’
- ‘It is illegal to run a brothel, which constitutes premises where more than one prostitute is working.’
- ‘Married for 29 years, he acknowledges he visited brothels as a sailor in the communist era.’
- ‘They were children and young women marked for sale into brothels and whorehouses.’
- ‘The City of South Sydney has taken the bold step of trialling safe house brothels.’
- ‘He owned the building where the brothel was housed and the business was registered in his name, she said.’
- ‘Hundreds of new Asian prostitutes are coming to work in the new Asian brothels that are being set up in this country.’
- ‘In Belgium, self-employed prostitutes are legal but brothels are not.’
- ‘This parcel he took to a local brothel and presented to a prostitute he knew.’
- ‘Does he mind the public knowing that he has visited lap-dancing clubs and brothels?’
Mid 16th century (originally brothel-house): from late Middle English brothel ‘worthless man, prostitute’, related to Old English brēothan ‘degenerate, deteriorate’.
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