Definition of whorehouse in English:

whorehouse

noun

informal
  • A brothel.

    • ‘It is the economic, financial, political, social and cultural capital of this land, and also the nation's whorehouse, bordello and opium den.’
    • ‘They're poorly educated, they steal and lie, they grow up to be either gamblers or drunks, or both, who learn about sex at a young age by going to whorehouses.’
    • ‘But all the massage parlours in MoBay are whorehouses.’
    • ‘It was the kind of music you'd hear in music halls, saloons, whorehouses, barbershops, anywhere the Police Gazette could be found.’
    • ‘Go and settle your appetites in the whorehouses of the city, not on me.’
    • ‘Pahrump, a small town 60 miles from Las Vegas, is known for its liberal citizens, and its whorehouses.’
    • ‘One year later she was released when her uncle accidentally found her while visiting the whorehouse as a customer himself.’
    • ‘They were children and young women marked for sale into brothels and whorehouses.’
    • ‘The country is considering legalizing whorehouses as a way of attracting tourists.’
    • ‘He had met his wife in the whorehouse where she was working as a prostitute.’
    • ‘I'd wage you were heading to the whorehouse, not work.’
    • ‘This mythic territory, once navigated by Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, hosts a journey to declining river towns, tiny evangelical churches, and seedy whorehouses populated by disturbed and disturbing characters.’
    • ‘Knowledge of the blue movies filtered out through the prostitutes borrowed from the huge Parisian whorehouses that the vast majority of French men visited.’
    • ‘They believed that an external force - confinement in a whorehouse - would allow them to save some money for themselves and their families.’
    • ‘One long virtuosic section takes place in a whorehouse after Miralles finds its number stored in his brother's mobile phone.’
    • ‘He runs into an old friend who tells him Ona's cousin Marija is living in a whorehouse, working as a prostitute.’
    • ‘Hal and Sir John spend their nights padding about the taverns and whorehouses of London together, producing dialogue such as this.’
    • ‘I can understand why boys would be curious about a whorehouse but that's no place for a girl.’
    • ‘So Chesterton's nation with the soul of a church has not closed down its whorehouses.’
    • ‘But before a month had passed, he'd be at the whorehouses again.’
    brothel, bordello, house of ill repute
    disorderly house
    cathouse, drum
    knocking shop
    creep joint
    crib
    massage parlour
    bawdy house, house of ill fame, bagnio, stew
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Pronunciation

whorehouse

/ˈhɔːhaʊs/