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cathouse (plural cathouses)
- (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 […] ?
- (literally) Any small house, structure or fold used to house a cat.