noun Date: 14th century a building in which prostitutes are available ; bordello

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  • whorehouse — [n] brothel bagnio, bawdy house*, bordello, call house*, cathouse*, den of iniquity*, house of assignation, house of ill fame*, house of ill repute, house of prostitution, house with red doors*, massage parlor, redlight district; concept 449 …   New thesaurus

  • whorehouse — ► NOUN informal ▪ a brothel …   English terms dictionary

  • whorehouse — [hôr′hous΄] n. [ME horehowse] a place where prostitutes are for hire; brothel …   English World dictionary

  • whorehouse — UK [ˈhɔː(r)ˌhaʊs] / US [ˈhɔrˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms whorehouse : singular whorehouse plural whorehouses old fashioned a place where women have sex with men for money …   English dictionary

  • whorehouse — n a brothel ► Pundits summarize [the history of Ma nila] as four hundred years in a convent, fifty years in a whorehouse . (Republican Party Reptile, P. J. O Rourke, 1987) …   Contemporary slang

  • whorehouse — [[t]hɔ͟ː(r)haʊs[/t]] whorehouses N COUNT A whorehouse is the same as a brothel. Syn: brothel …   English dictionary

  • whorehouse — /hawr hows , hohr / or, often, /hoor /, n., pl. whorehouses / how ziz/. a house or apartment in which prostitutes are available for hire; house of prostitution; brothel. [1300 50; ME hoore hows. See WHORE, HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • whorehouse — noun Brothel …   Wiktionary

  • whorehouse — Synonyms and related words: bagnio, bawdy house, bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, clip joint, crib, den, den of thieves, den of vice, disorderly house, dive, dump, fleshpots, gyp joint, hole, house of assignation, house of joy, house of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • whorehouse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. brothel, cathouse, bordello. See impurity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. house of prostitution, house of ill repute, stews, cat house*; see brothel …   English dictionary for students

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