Definitions

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  • n. A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • _bordelier_ a _cottager_, Chaucer uses the first word in no other sense than that of _brothel_ or _bawdy-house_; and _bordeller_ with him means the keeper of such a house.

    The Rowley Poems

  • ‘Go out, do your devoir bravely, and win your lady’s grace’; and yet they send not for their lovers, but for me, who cannot do the duties of a man to protect a minstrel woman, or of a burgess who fights for the honour of his town, but this peevish Catharine uses me as if I were a brawler and bordeller!”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • 'Go out, do your devoir bravely, and win your lady's grace'; and yet they send not for their lovers, but for me, who cannot do the duties of a man to protect a minstrel woman, or of a burgess who fights for the honour of his town, but this peevish Catharine uses me as if I were a brawler and bordeller! "

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

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