bordello

noun
bor·​del·​lo | \bȯr-ˈde-(ˌ)lō \
plural bordellos

Definition of bordello 

: a building in which prostitutes are available

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Examples of bordello in a Sentence

the cabdriver offered to show me what he claimed was the fanciest bordello in town

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Maison Artemisia This dark cocktail lounge recalls a French New Orleans bordello with velvet couches, candles, and the slow drip of asisnthe onto a sugar cube. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Twenty guests had assembled in a red-lit room that looked like the foyer of a hipster bordello. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Sleights of Hand With Cards, Coins and a Colander," 26 June 2018 Style is a language, and to turn away from Suspiria‘s fuchsia-blood-splattered, art nouveau gothic bordello-a-go-go aesthetic is to deprive yourself of one of moviedom’s great visual pleasures. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Artfully Made Hereditary Is the Latest Horror Film to Elevate the Genre," 7 June 2018 The lawyers who went to Tijuana denied coaching any of the roughly 400 people in the caravan who recently arrived in Tijuana, camping out in shelters near some of the city's seedier bars and bordellos. CBS News, "Central Americans in migrant "caravan" face risks by seeking asylum at southern border," 29 Apr. 2018 The lawyers who went to Tijuana denied coaching any of the roughly 400 people in the caravan who recently arrived in Tijuana, camping out in shelters near some of the city's seedier bars and bordellos. Elliot Spagat, Fox News, "Central Americans will seek asylum at southern US border," 29 Apr. 2018 The lawyers who went to Tijuana denied coaching any of the roughly 400 people in the caravan who recently arrived in Tijuana, camping out in shelters near some of the city's seedier bars and bordellos. CBS News, "Central Americans in migrant "caravan" face risks by seeking asylum at southern border," 29 Apr. 2018 The lawyers who went to Tijuana denied coaching any of the roughly 400 people in the caravan who recently arrived in Tijuana, camping out in shelters near some of the city's seedier bars and bordellos. Elliot Spagat, Fox News, "Central Americans will seek asylum at southern US border," 29 Apr. 2018 The lawyers who went to Tijuana denied coaching any of the roughly 400 people in the caravan who recently arrived in Tijuana, camping out in shelters near some of the city's seedier bars and bordellos. CBS News, "Central Americans in migrant "caravan" face risks by seeking asylum at southern border," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bordello

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bordello

Italian, from Old French bordel, from borde hut, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English bord board

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bordello

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bordello

: a building in which prostitutes are available

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