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cathouse

[kat-hous] /ˈkætˌhaʊs/
noun, plural cathouses
[kat-hou-ziz] /ˈkætˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Slang.
1.
brothel; whorehouse.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605, for earlier sense of siege tower; 1930-35 for current sense; cat1 (in obsolete sense of harlot) + house
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British Dictionary definitions for cathouses

cathouse

/ˈkætˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a slang word for brothel
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Slang definitions & phrases for cathouses

cathouse

noun
  1. A cheap lodging house; flophouse (1915+ Hoboes)
  2. A brothel: New Orleans was proud and ashamed of its cathouses (1890s+)

[second sense fr earlier cat, ''prostitute, vulva'']


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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