disorderly house


noun

a house of prostitution; brothel.
a gambling place.

Nearby words

  1. disopyramide,
  2. disorder,
  3. disordered,
  4. disorderly,
  5. disorderly conduct,
  6. disorderly person,
  7. disorganization,
  8. disorganize,
  9. disorganized,
  10. disorganized schizophrenia

Origin of disorderly house

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for disorderly house

disorderly house

noun

law an establishment in which unruly behaviour habitually occurs, esp a brothel or a gaming house
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