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A house or similar locale for prostitutes to receive customers and ply their trade either as employees or on commission; a house-of-prostitution . See brothel [SYN] for synonyms.
Etymology: From the Old English breothan , meaning to go to ruin. In the 14 th century, a worthless person (male or female); in the 15 th century, a gender switch had occurred and the term referred to a female prostitute ; also in the 15 th century it referred to a prostitute ; in the 16 th century it came to mean a prostitutes place of work .
Quote: Boris (Woody Allen) in Love and Death (1975): ' I went to a brothel once in my life . I got hiccups. It was over like ... (snaps his fingers) that .'
Synonyms: cat-flat, cow-bag, cunny-warren, goosing-slum, heifer-barn, house-of-ill-fame, house-of-lewdness, joint, meat-house, notcherie (notchery), nugging-house, nugging-ken, nunnery, occupying-house, old-ladies-homes, pad, panel-house, parlor-house, pheasantry, place, place-of-sixpenny-sinfulness, play-center, assignation-house, bawd's-house, bull pen (bullpen), button-factory, camp, couple-house, coupling-house, crib-house, fancy-house, flash-crib, flash-ken, flower house (male), girly-parlor, gooseberry-ranch, house-of-fame, house-of-ill-repute, pushing-academy, pussy-palace, sink-of-iniquity, spoiling-house, temple-of-love, vaulting-house, whorehouse, whoretel, accommodation-house, bag-shanty, bagnio, bawdy house (bawdyhouse), bawdy ken, blacksmith's shop, body rud (or shop), broad-house, brothel(-house), buttocking-shop, cab-joint, joint), cannery, cat house (cathouse), cavaulting-school, chicken-ranch, chippie house (-joint), chippy-house (-joint), corinth, creep-house, crib, crystal-palace, cunt warren, flash-house, fish-pound, flesh-factory, fornix, franzy house, fuckery, gaff, gay-house, gentoo-house, hardware-shop, hog-ranch, hooker-shop, hot-house, house-of-assignation, house-of-delight, house-of-enjoyment, house-of-profession, house-of-prostitution, house-of-ill-delight, house-of-joy, house-of-vulgar-resort, hummums, immoral-house, kip(-house -shop), kit-kat-club, knocking-joint, ladies'-academy, ladies'-boarding-house, learning-house, maison-de-tolérance, moll-shop, molly-house, monkey-house, nanny, nautch-house, nautch-joint, no-tell-hotel, barrelhouse, beauty-parlor, beaver-base, bed-house, benny house (male), berker, bird-cage, blind pig (or tiger), bordel, bordello, boum-boum-parlor, buttocking-ken, buttonhole factory, caithouse, cake-shop, call house (flat, can-house, caso, chamber-of-commerce, clap-trap, creep-joint, cunt-shop, damerie (dame-erie), den-(of-sin), disorderly-house, dive, ficaro, fish-market, flash-panny, flesh-market, flesh-pot, fuck-house, funhouse, girl-shop, gooseberry-den, grinding-house, hand-job-house, hen-house, hook house (joint / shop), horehouse, house-of-civil-reception, house-of-pleasure, house-of-sin, intimaterie, Irish-clubhouse, jab-joint, jag house (male), jazz-joint, juke-house, knocking-house, knocking-shop, leisure-spa, loose-love-center, lupanar, maison-de-joie, man-trap, massage-parlor, naughty-house, notch-house, notch-joint, academy, band-box, bitchery, bodikin, bull ring (clamp), carsey, common-house, den-of-iniquity, doss (house), garden-house, girlery, goat-house, goosing-ranch, hot-hole, house-in-the-suburbs, house-of-convenience, jacksie, joy-house, ladies-college, lewd-house, mot-house, nanny-house, onery-house, peg house (male), place-of-sixpence-sinfulness, poontang-palace, red-lighterie, rub-parlor, seraglietto, seraglio, sin-spot, telephone-house, Temple-of-Venus, trick-pad, trugging-house, trugging-ken, vaulting-school, walk up, wank-house, warm-shop, warren, whore-shop, window tappery, women's college, wop-shop, working-rooms, workshop, zoo, badhouse, band-house, bat-house, boom-boom-room, bumshop, casa, cow-yard, dirty-spot, dress-house, escort service (or agency), family-hotel, fast-house, flea-and-louse, flophouse, Frenchery, house-of-all-nations, house-of-call, house-of-sale, house-of-shame, house-of-tolerance, ice-palace, leaping-house, meat-factory, nanny-shop, punch-house, public-house, pushing-school, questionable-resort, rap-club, rap-parlor, rap-studio, red-scatter, red-light (house), relief-massage, rib-joint, rub-a-tug-shop, scatter, School-of-Venus, service-station, shanty, shooting-gallery, show house (male), sin-bin, skin-room, slaughterhouse, slut-hut, smoongy, snake-pit, snake-ranch, snoozing-ken, snuggling-ken, spintry (male), sporting-house, steer-joint, stew(s), sugar-hill, timothy, tittery, toles-d'abattage, touch-crib,
See Also: show house, brothel-house, boom boom room, bordel, broad house, beaver base, boum-boum parlor, bawdy house, sin spot, School of Venus, service station, shanty, shooting gallery, meat-house, monkey-house, mot house, naughty-house, intimaterie, Irish clubhouse, jab joint, jazz joint, juke house, kit kat club, ladies college, ladies' academy, ladies' boarding house, crystal palace, cunt shop, damerie, dive, academy, badhouse, bag shanty, bumshop, button factory, caithouse, can house, cannery, carsey, chamber of commerce, common house, corinth, couple house, coupling house, dress-house, family hotel, fancy house, fast-house, flash ken, flash panny, frenzy house, fornix, funhouse, garden house, girl-shop, girlery, girly parlor, goat house, gooseberry den, gooseberry ranch, goosing ranch, goosing slum, hog ranch, hooker shop, horehouse, hot hole, heifer barn, ice palace, notcherie, nugging-ken, parlor house, snuggling-ken, spintry, spoiling house, pushing academy, pushing school, questionable resort, rib-joint, touch-crib, walk-up, wank house, warren, brothel-keeping, boy brothel, brothel creeper, panel house, house of assignation, gay house, bordello, working rooms, snoozing-ken, stew(s), sugar hill, taxi steerer, telephone house, temple of love, Temple of Venus, sporting house, stable boss, pheasantry, play center, smoongy, snake ranch, poontang palace, pussy palace, public house, quiet mouse, red scatter, women's house, work from the book, zoo, whore-shop, whoretel, warm shop, blue chamber district, bawd's house, band-box, band-house, bat house, blacksmiths shop, blind pig, blind tiger, loose-love center, meat factory, seraglietto, rub parlor, rub-a-tug shop, scatter, sink of iniquity, slut hut, disorderly house, assignation house, accommodation house, Madame Orr's House, maison de joie, abbesse, juice peddler, leisure spa, lewd house, lighthouse, log in, knocking-house, knocking-joint, knocking-shop, immoral house, Frenchery, gonk, house in the suburbs, house of all nations, hot house, gentleman of the road, gentoo house, house of call, house of civil reception, house of convenience, house of delight, house of enjoyment, house of fame, house of ill delight, house of ill fame, house of ill repute, house of joy, house of lewdness, house of pleasure, house of profession, house of prostitution, house of sale, house of shame, house of sin, house of tolerance, house of vulgar resort, house split, house-mother, housekeeper, panel worker, onery house, notch house, notch joint, hardware shop, casa, cake-shop, call joint, chippy-house, chippy-joint, chippie house, chippie joint, cavaulting school, fuck luck, fuck-house, cock bawd, essayeur, cow yard, cow-bag, ficaro, fish market, fish pound, flash crib, flash house, flea and louse, fuckery, flesh market, cat house, caso, chicken ranch, bitchery, call house, cab-joint, buttocking ken, buttocking shop, hummums, nugging house, pad, nunnery, occupying-house, old ladies homes, grinding house, grinding shop, hen house, jacksie, kip, kip-house, kip-shop, creep house, creep-joint, joy house, leaping-house, learning house, crib-house, cunny-warren, cunt-warren, den of iniquity, doss, doss house, maison de tolérance, bagnio, menu, moll-shop, molly house, molly shop, nanny-house, nanny-shop, benny house, barrelhouse, massage parlor, beauty parlor, bodikin, brothel sprout, window-tappery, trick pad, tittery, toles d'abattage, workshop, red lighterie, procurer, place of sixpence sinfulness, place of sixpenny sinfulness, peg house, steer joint, tender parnel, whorehouse, brothel, man trap, mangle, mantrap, den (of sin), joint, clap trap, claptrap, fleshpot, flesh factory, Covent Garden, Covent Garden abbess, Covent Garden lady, Covent Garden nun, escort agency, escort service, fleabag, fag factory, flash man, flophouse, flower house, Corinthian, company, chippy-chaser, cat flat, cab-moll, bull-ring clamp, bum-fighter, case keeper, house, hand job house, hook house, hook joint, hook shop, governess, gaff, gay in the legs, panel, no-tell hotel, housemother, in the kip, jug hack, Lady Abbess, landlady, line, abbess, dirty spot, abbot, market dame, mama-san, aphrodette, ashes hauled, brothel sprouts, brothel-keeper, body shop, bed house, boy's smoking house, berker, nautch house, nautch joint, mother abbess, mother midnight, mother superior, moll house, lupanar, band, sin bin, sit for company, slaughter house, see company, seraglio, walking the street(s), timothy, trugging house, trugging ken, vaulting house, vaulting school, work in a brothel, working inside, working outside, wop shop, work a crib, working the bricks, working the street(s), steerer, place, puer, punch house, red-light house, red-light, rap club, rap parlor, rap studio, madam, meat market, bird cage, birdcage, blowen, bawd, breeder, crib, gaying instrument, bull ring, Convent Garden, fornicate, red-light districk, snake pit,
Quotes Containing brothel:
Boris (Woody Allen) in Love and Death (1975): ''I went to a brothel once in my life . I got hiccups. It was over like... (snaps his fingers) that.''
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