Dictionary

bagnio

noun ba·gnio \ˈban-(ˌ)yō, ˈbän-\
plural bagnios

Definition of BAGNIO

1
obsolete :  prison
2
:  bordello

Examples of BAGNIO

  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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bagoPrevious Word in the Dictionary: bag netAll Words Near: bagnio
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears