Definition of brothel in English:
A house where men visit prostitutes.
- In Belgium, self-employed prostitutes are legal but brothels are not.
- With legalised brothels the prostitutes could be forced to have regular check ups for STD's.
- They were children and young women marked for sale into brothels and whorehouses.
Law disorderly house;
British informal knocking shop
North American informal creep joint
Australian/New Zealand informal crib
euphemistic massage parlour
mid 16th century (originally brothel-house): from late Middle English brothel 'worthless man, prostitute', related to Old English brēothan 'degenerate, deteriorate'.