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Colloquial term for a brothel or house-of-prostitution . See brothel for synonyms.
Etymology: First recorded in English in Ben Jonsons (1572-1637) comedy Every Man in His Humour (1598). Bordello is a borrowing from the Italian, through the Old French bordel , meaning, at the time, a small house , today a brothel .
See Also: bordello, ficaro

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