cathouse

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of cat +‎ house.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkat.haʊs/
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Noun[edit]

cathouse (plural cathouses)

  1. (US, slang) A brothel.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus: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 [] ?
  2. (literally) Any small house, structure or fold used to house a cat.

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