bawdyhouse

[baw-dee-hous]

noun, plural bawd·y·hous·es [baw-dee-hou-ziz] /ˈbɔ diˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a brothel.

Nearby words

  1. bawbee,
  2. bawcock,
  3. bawd,
  4. bawdry,
  5. bawdy,
  6. bawl,
  7. bawl out,
  8. bawn,
  9. bawneen,
  10. bax

Origin of bawdyhouse

First recorded in 1545–55; bawdy + house

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British Dictionary definitions for bawdyhouse

bawdyhouse

noun

an archaic word for brothel
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