whorehouse

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From Middle English horehous, equivalent to whore +‎ house. Cognate with Dutch hoerenhuis (whorehouse), German Hurenhaus (whorehouse), Danish horehus (whorehouse), Swedish horhus (whorehouse), Icelandic hóruhús (whorehouse; brothel).

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whorehouse (plural whorehouses)

  1. (vulgar) Brothel.

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