[ban-yoh, bahn-]
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noun, plural bagn·ios.
  1. a brothel.
  2. (especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
  3. Archaic. a prison for slaves, especially in Asia.

Origin of bagnio

1590–1600; < Italian bagno < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon bathroom, bath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for bagnio

bordello, cathouse, bagnio, whorehouse, sauna

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British Dictionary definitions for bagnio


noun plural -ios
  1. a brothel
  2. obsolete an oriental prison for slaves
  3. obsolete an Italian or Turkish bathhouse

Word Origin for bagnio

C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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