bridewell


bride·well

noun \ˈbrīd-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of BRIDEWELL

:  prison

Examples of BRIDEWELL

  1. <the citadel was later converted into a bridewell to house the city's growing criminal population>

Origin of BRIDEWELL

Bridewell, London jail
First Known Use: circa 1593

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