noun, plural bor·del·los.
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|Robert Chandler|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Bangkok “fish tank” bordello is glitzy and businesslike.‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger|Tracy Quan|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Heidi Fleiss announced she was opening a bordello for women, he sent his picture and received a positive response.
To pass for ever out of and beyond 170one's self is to the artist the lesson of Bordello's story.
"Sophia, you and the cardinal must not be linked to Tilia Caballo's bordello," said Tilia.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Surely he would have then concluded me as constant at the bordello, as the galley-slave at his oar.
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
But as with the bits of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope, the elements of Bordello's mind remain the same.
British Dictionary definitions for bordello
noun plural -los
Word Origin for bordello
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.