nunnery

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nonnery, nonnerie, equivalent to nun +‎ -ery.

Noun[edit]

nunnery (plural nunneries)

  1. (archaic) a place of residence for nuns; a convent
  2. (slang, obsolete) a brothel
    • 1601: Shakespeare, Hamlet III.i
      Get thee to a nunnery, why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?

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