from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A house of prostitution.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bawdy-house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house of prostitution; a house of ill fame; a brothel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house of lewdness and prostitution; a house of ill-fame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a building where prostitutes are available
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He exposed a widely tolerated bawdyhouse known as the Chicken Ranch in La Grange.
“You were as drunk as a lord last time I saw you, and about to go off to the bawdyhouse with that wench…Lord, she had an arse on her,” he added reminiscently.
Wasn't hardly nobody comin" by the bawdyhouse where I was at, either, what with so many men bein" away to the war.
Worse than this, the woman lived in a bawdyhouse downtown, with
He was surprised in a bawdyhouse by two policemen.
Thousands of them came to Chicago answering advertisements for "servants" and "factory hands," and found themselves trapped by fake employment agencies, and locked up in a bawdyhouse.
Worse than this, the woman lived in a bawdyhouse downtown, with a coarse, red-faced Irishman named Connor, who was the boss of the loading-gang outside, and would make free with the girls as they went to and from their work.
It ill befits the distance between your Highness and me to send you for ocular conviction to a jakes or an oven, to the windows of a bawdyhouse, or to a sordid lantern.
NDP Leader Jack Layton blasted a Sun TV News media report Friday citing an unnamed source that he was interviewed by police in a suspected Toronto bawdyhouse in 1996, calling it a "smear campaign."
It ill befits the distance between your Highness and me to send you for ocular conviction to a jakes or an oven, to the windows of a bawdyhouse, or to a sordid lanthorn.