- A house where men visit prostitutes.More example sentences
bordello, house of ill repute, house of prostitution; Law disorderly house; French maison closeBritish • informal knocking shopNorth American • informal creep jointAustralian/New Zealand • informal crib• euphemistic massage parlour
- 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.
mid 16th century (originally brothel-house): from late Middle English brothel 'worthless man, prostitute', related to Old English brēothan 'degenerate, deteriorate'.