cat·​house | \ ˈkat-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce cathouse (audio) \
plural cathouses

Definition of cathouse

: a place where prostitutes are available : brothel Raymond's whorehouses helped the town's economy quite a bit. … I used to find out what the cathouses were like inside because I often went there to pick up drunks.— Ron Strickland

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Recent Examples on the Web The cathouse madam Billie (played with authority and delight by Kate Shindle) has more to do than before. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: Con Men in Tap Shoes Lay Down ‘The Sting’," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cathouse

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Cathouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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US slang : a place where prostitutes are available

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