Brothel definitions

brŏth'əl, brô'thəl
A house of prostitution.
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A place where prostitutes may be engaged for hire.
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A wretch; a depraved person; a lewd man or woman.
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A house of prostitution.
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Origin of brothel

From Middle English brothel, brodel, brodelle, brethel (“a wretch, a depraved man or woman”) (compare also Middle English bretheling (“a wretch”)), apparently from an unrecorded Old English *brēoþel (“degenerative, corruptive”), related to Old English ābrēoþan (“to unsettle, degrade, ruin, frustrate, degenerate, deteriorate, fall away”); Old English ābroþen (“degenerate, base, trifling”); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *breuþaną (“to fall apart”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to carve, cut, split, rub”).