- a brothel.
Origin of bordello
Examples from the Web for bordello
And the vermillion wall covering in the library that seemed very 19th-century bordello.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
The Bangkok “fish tank” bordello is glitzy and businesslike.‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger
April 28, 2012
When Heidi Fleiss announced she was opening a bordello for women, he sent his picture and received a positive response.The Sex Lives of Male Hookers
July 6, 2009
"Sophia, you and the cardinal must not be linked to Tilia Caballo's bordello," said Tilia.The Saracen: The Holy War
Sofas with shabby, mutilated upholstery in bordello scarlet.After the Rain
That there is something unmanly about a grown man playing the piano, save only when he plays it in a bordello.The American Credo
George Jean Nathan
Bordello's youthful genius craves sympathy, and he finds it by investing Nature with fanciful forms and attributes.
Surely he would have then concluded me as constant at the bordello, as the galley-slave at his oar.
- a brothelAlso called (archaic): bordel (ˈbɔːdəl)
Word Origin and History for bordello
c.1300, bordel "house of prostitution," from Old French bordel "small hut, cabin; brothel" (12c.), diminutive of borde "hut made of planks," from Frankish *bord "wooden board" or some other Germanic source related to board (n.1). The modern form is a result of the French word being borrowed by Italian then passed back to French with a suffix and re-borrowed into English in its current form by 1590s.