cathouse

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From cat + house.

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cathouse (plural cathouses)

  1. (US, slang) A brothel.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 5:
      Do you know how he spent years watching the droopy chicks in cathouses, listening to his cellmates moaning low behind the bars [...]?

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