brothel

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

Examples of brothel in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology 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: 1566


BROTHEL Defined for English Language Learners

brothel

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Definition of brothel for English Language Learners

  • : a building in which prostitutes are available


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