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noun Archaic.
  1. a brothel.
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Origin of bordel

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to borde wooden hut (< Germanic; akin to board) + -el < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix
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Historical Examples of bordel

  • It sounded as naked as a cornet solo, this familiar appellation of the bordel.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • And Daria was brought to the bordel, but a lion that was in the amphitheatre came and kept the door of the bordel.