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bagnio

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noun ba·gnio \ˈban-(ˌ)yō, ˈbän-\

Definition of bagnio

plural bagnios

  1. 1 obsolete :  prison

  2. 2 :  bordello



Examples of bagnio in a sentence

  1. <the police staged a raid on the London bagnio, causing great inconvenience to its well-heeled clientele>



Origin of bagnio

Italian bagno, literally, public baths (from the Turks' use of Roman baths at Constantinople as prisons), from Latin balneum, from Greek balaneion


First Known Use: 1599


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