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whorehouse

[hawr-hous, hohr- or, often, hoo r-] /ˈhɔrˌhaʊs, ˈhoʊr- or, often, ˈhʊər-/
noun, plural whorehouses
[hawr-hou-ziz, hohr- or, often, hoo r-] /ˈhɔrˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈhoʊr- or, often, ˈhʊər-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a house or apartment in which prostitutes are available for hire; house of prostitution; brothel.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English hoore-hows. See whore, house
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British Dictionary definitions for whorehouse

whorehouse

/ˈhɔːˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
another word for brothel
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Slang definitions & phrases for whorehouse

whorehouse

adjective

Of a gaudiness or bad taste befitting a cheap brothel; honky-tonk: The room is painted a sort of whorehouse pink (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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