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bawdyhouse

[baw-dee-hous] /ˈbɔ diˌhaʊs/
noun, plural bawdyhouses
[baw-dee-hou-ziz] /ˈbɔ diˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a brothel.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; bawdy + house
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British Dictionary definitions for bawdy house

bawdyhouse

/ˈbɔːdɪˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
an archaic word for brothel
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Contemporary definitions for bawdy house
noun

a brothel, bordello

Examples

First, they had a beer at the bawdy house.

Word Origin

1552

Usage Note

obsolete

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