Definition of notch house in English:

notch house

noun

US
  • 1In parts of New England: a house built at or near the highest point of a notch. Now historical.

  • 2Slang. A brothel.

Origin

Early 19th century. From notch + house [interjection].

Pronunciation

notch house

/ˈnɒtʃ haʊs/