American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A house of prostitution.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bordel. B. Jonson; Milton.
- n. A brothel
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a building where prostitutes are available for hire; a brothel.
- n. a building where prostitutes are available
- From Italian bordello (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Old French bordel, from borde, wooden hut, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The bordello is run by sultry vampire women who feast on their customers and use their profits to fund a corrupt religious organization run by Chris Sarandon, none other than "Princess Bride" villain Prince Humperdink himself.”
“The British literary bordello is heaving with flabby novels; it's time to give back some love to the story.”
“A new restaurant and bar has opened, Mechicano, which looks like a red bordello from the sidewalk but which is a fun spot with live music many nights as well.”
“It has been lovingly characterized as boasting the fuzzy, lush decor of a 1970s German bordello, which is both true and misleading.”
“Indeed, they held her in deep respect and affection, and I gathered that being bought for her bordello was a matter of close competition among the Orleans fancies, and about as difficult as getting into the Household Brigade.”
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“And what they currently find there might best be described as a bordello of indeterminate purpose: everything from shopping tips to a discussion on the deeply important subject of "vibrators: friend or foe?”
“When his teenage daughter, in Season 3 being raised by Hank in California while her mother takes a job in New York tells him she lives in a "bordello," all he can do is nod, agree, and apologize.”
“And somehow, even with Casseday's dismissal, that "bordello" on New York Avenue remains open for business.”
“I guess there must be some pics of that 'bordello' in some shoeboxes in Wasilla?”
“The little fuckers [and I use the adjective deliberately] were treating my knees as some kind of bordello and insisted on copulating there.”
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