[hawr-hous, hohr- or, often, hoo r-]
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noun, plural whore·hous·es [hawr-hou-ziz, hohr- or, often, hoo r-] /ˈhɔrˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈhoʊr- or, often, ˈhʊər-/.
  1. a house or apartment in which prostitutes are available for hire; house of prostitution; brothel.

Origin of whorehouse

First recorded in 1300–50, whorehouse is from the Middle English word hoore-hows. See whore, house
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Related Words for whorehouse

cathouse, bagnio, bordello

British Dictionary definitions for whorehouse


  1. another word for brothel
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