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brothel

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noun broth·el \ˈbrä-thəl, ˈbrȯ- also -thəl\

Simple Definition of brothel

  • : a building in which prostitutes are available

Full Definition of brothel

Examples of brothel

  1. <the district is infamous for its brothels and drug dealers>



Origin of brothel

Middle English, worthless fellow, prostitute, from brothen, past participle of brethen to waste away, go to ruin, from Old English brēothan to waste away; akin to Old English brēotan to break — more at brittle


First Known Use: circa 1566


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