Bawdy house



a brothel.
Historical Examples

A more likely cause is the second story in the Letter, the visit to the bawdy house.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope Colley Cibber

That a saloon with a sign reading “Family Entrance” on its side door invariably has a bawdy house upstairs.
The American Credo George Jean Nathan

A long-faced virgin trapped in a bawdy house and calling in valiant tones for a glass of lemonade.
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht

A Tobacco shop and a bawdy house are coincident; for smoke is not without fire.
The Works of John Marston John Marston

This means boarding-house life, shocking congestion and a rich harvest for saloon and bawdy house.
The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross

“That was Belle Cora, who keeps that bawdy house up town,” Nesbitt volunteered.
Port O’ Gold Louis John Stellman

Four engravings and at least six pamphlets, all focusing on the bawdy house story, were shortly in circulation.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope Colley Cibber

noun
an archaic word for brothel
noun

a brothel, bordello
Examples

First, they had a beer at the bawdy house.
Word Origin

1552
Usage Note

obsolete

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