whore·​house | \ ˈhȯr-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce whorehouse (audio) , ˈhu̇r- \

Definition of whorehouse

: a building in which prostitutes are available : brothel

Examples of whorehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sogolon finds working in a whorehouse something of an improvement. Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 The forced execution of Flora by Joanie behind closed whorehouse doors evokes Trixie’s murder of an abusive john in the pilot (his corpse becoming pig chow). Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 In this novel, even the whorehouse bouncer reads Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2021 Wracked by survivor’s guilt and haunted by visions of war, Nick sits in a whorehouse bar — without drinking or going upstairs. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2020 Swearengen, who runs a saloon/whorehouse, refers to his customers as Hoopleheads. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 8 Mar. 2019 Police found a couple of ledger books during a raid of one whorehouse. oregonlive, 4 Nov. 2019 The story begins in Saigon near the end of the war, in the Engineer’s whorehouse, Dreamland. Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2019 Another participant jokes that a female member of the territory’s senate belonged in a whorehouse. Washington Post, 18 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of whorehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Whorehouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whorehouse. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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