noun, plural bordellos.
a brothel.

1590–1600; < Italian < Old French bordel bordel Unabridged
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bordello (bɔːˈdɛləʊ)
n , pl -los
Also called (archaic): bordel a brothel
[C16: from Italian, from Old French borde hut, cabin]

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Word Origin & History

M.E. bordel "house of prostitution," c.1300, from O.Fr. bordel "small hut, cabin; brothel" (12c.), dim. of borde "hut made of planks," from Frankish *bord "wooden board" or some other Germanic source related to board (1). The modern form is a result of the word being borrowed
from French by Italian, then passed back with a suffix and re-borrowed into English by 1590s.
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