Middle English, worthless fellow, prostitute, from brothen, past participle of relationship with ex prostitute brethen to waste away, go to ruin, from Old English brothan to waste away; akin to Old English brotan to break more at brittle.
Retrieved August 31st, 2018, from m/whorehouse.Rachel Donadio, New York Times Book Review, 17 Aug.Slang), house of ill repute, knocking shop (slang), bawdy house (archaic), house of prostitution, bagnio, house of ill fame, stews (archaic) a thriving brothel"tions "Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion" William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.Middle English hore, from Old English hre ; akin to Old Norse hra whore, hrr adulterer, Latin carus dear more at charity First Known Use: before 12th century in the meaning defined at sense 1 2 whore verb hr, hur whored; whoring intransitive verb.Brothel (brthl, brôthl).Help WordReference: Ask in the forums yourself.Examples: whore in a Sentence 1 : a woman who engages in sexual acts for money : prostitute ; also, informal offensive : a promiscuous or immoral woman 2 : a male who engages in sexual acts for money 3 : a venal or unscrupulous.Proto-Germanic *breuaną (to fall apart from, definition of the word whore proto-Indo-European *ber- (to carve, cut, split, rub).Nearby words of 'whorehouse source, definition of whorehouse from the, collins English Dictionary.2001, origin and Etymology of whore.Look up "brothel" at Merriam-Webster Look up "brothel" at m In other languages: Spanish French Italian Portuguese Romanian German Dutch Swedish Russian Polish Czech Greek Turkish Chinese Japanese Korean Arabic.View usage for: All YearsLast 10 yearsLast 50 yearsLast 100 yearsLast 300 years.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English 2018 brothel . .Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.It was only his vain desire to gain the money he needed to purchase the freedom of his beloved Sarah, a whore in a Sturgeon Street brothel, that had led him to offer his sword in the murderous service of Buljan Michael Chabon, "Gentlemen.Visit the English Only Forum.New York Times Magazine, 18 Feb.Seen and Heard, what made you want to look up brothel?WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English 2018 brothel .Australian informal any untidy or messy place, collins English Dictionary.
A house or other place where men pay to have sexual intercourse with prostitutes.
Etymology: 16th Century: short for brothel-house, from C14 brothel useless person, from Old English brothan to deteriorate; related to briethel worthless ' brothel ' also found in these entries: bagnio - bawd - bawdyhouse - bordel - bordello - bottom lady - call girl.
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