bawdy house

noun

Example Sentences

a frontier mining town that had few diversions other than the local bawdy house
Recent Examples on the Web The city has sued a handful of property owners seeking to label their properties as public nuisances under the state's bawdy house statute. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Oct. 2019 There was probably at least one bawdy house, but it isn’t mentioned. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, 7 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bawdy house was in 1552

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“Bawdy house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bawdy%20house. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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