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a brothel.
(especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
Archaic. a prison for slaves, especially in the Orient.
Historical Examples

Since then it has been my endeavor to have the sins which led me to the bagnio atoned for by an honest life.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

You must remember that we are slaves, and have just been delivered from the bagnio.
The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne

Well, his hair is shaved clean to the skin, as if he just came from the bagnio.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

He is pleased, because he didn’t like putting us into the bagnio.
Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence

Now in the house where the bagnio was she had a very dark chamber, for that no window gave thereon by which the light might enter.
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio

One died; the other, Trinquet, was restored to life and the bagnio.
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary

Without any question it was painted for a bagnio and it was probably refused because it was a trifle too strong.
A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Why, I have a beau in a bagnio, cupping for a complexion, and sweating for a shape.
Love for Love William Congreve

These slaves of thine must forthwith be sent to the bagnio to join the others that tomorrow all may be sold in the sk.
The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini

Yet again, he was a little sick of the women of the streets and the bagnio.
The Financier Theodore Dreiser

noun (pl) -ios
a brothel
(obsolete) an oriental prison for slaves
(obsolete) an Italian or Turkish bathhouse


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