bordel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bordel, from Old French bordel (brothel).

Noun[edit]

bordel (plural bordels)

  1. (now rare) A brothel.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 470:
      Appropriately enough she had given him a rendezvous (for the marriage) at the old Sphinx, opposite the Gare Montparnasse, where the respectable exterior – a family café, where families up from the country came to eat an ice and wat for their train – masked a charming bordel with a high gallery and several spotless cubicles.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bordel (brothel).

Noun[edit]

bordel m

  1. brothel, whorehouse
  2. (slang) fuck-up (big mistake)
  3. (vulgar) mess (disagreeable mixture or confusion of things)

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Further reading[edit]

  • bordel in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bordel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bordel (brothel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔrdɛl/, [b̥ɒˈd̥ɛlˀ]

Noun[edit]

bordel n (singular definite bordellet, plural indefinite bordeller)

  1. bordello, brothel, whorehouse

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bordel, from Old French bordel, from Medieval Latin bordellum (brothel, small hut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bordel m (plural bordels)

  1. (informal) brothel
  2. (slang) bloody mess (UK), goddamn mess (especially US)

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Interjection[edit]

bordel

  1. (vulgar, slang) bloody hell! (UK), Christ almighty!

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bordel (brothel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bordel m (plural bordéis)

  1. brothel

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bordel (brothel).

Noun[edit]

bòrdel m (Cyrillic spelling бо̀рдел)

  1. brothel

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