bagnio


ba·gnio

noun \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

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