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brothel; whorehouse.
Historical Examples

Went out of here to die, get drunk, go back to work in a cathouse or pushing dope—I don’t care.
The Trial of Callista Blake Edgar Pangborn

(US & Canadian) a slang word for brothel


A cheap lodging house; flophouse (1915+ Hoboes)
A brothel: New Orleans was proud and ashamed of its cathouses (1890s+)

[second sense fr earlier cat, ”prostitute, vulva”]


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