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

Definition of whorehouse

: a building in which prostitutes are available : brothel

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The story begins in Saigon near the end of the war, in the Engineer’s whorehouse, Dreamland. Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ at Pantages, despite its inevitable insensitivities, surprisingly resonates," 25 July 2019 Another participant jokes that a female member of the territory’s senate belonged in a whorehouse. Washington Post, "Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demanding governor resign," 18 July 2019 When Luther goes to the big racket in the sky, the junior grifter Johnny Hooker (J. Harrison Ghee) flees to Chicago and apprentices himself to Henry Gondorff (Mr. Connick), once the king of cons and now a whorehouse drunk. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: Con Men in Tap Shoes Lay Down ‘The Sting’," 9 Apr. 2018 Written and directed by Ivan Sen, the film takes place in and around the town that lends the film its title, a dusty backwater seemingly consisting of a diner, a whorehouse and a jail. Michael O'sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "'Goldstone' review: Good and evil face off in noirish Aussie Western," 4 Apr. 2018 Ned Stark is trying to get some intel in Littlefinger's whorehouse, but his right-hand man is distracted by a woman's ample breasts. Paul Schrodt, GQ, "Every Game of Thrones Nude Scene, Ranked by Whether Anyone Really Needed to Be Naked," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of whorehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of whorehouse

informal : a place where prostitutes live and work

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