bordello

bor·dèl·lo
s.m. CO
1. edificio, appartamento in cui si esercita la prostituzione
Sinonimi: casa chiusa, casa d'appuntamenti, casa di tolleranza, casino, lupanare, postribolo.
2. fig., luogo di corruzione
3. estens., luogo in cui regna la confusione: l'assemblea era un vero bordello | baraonda, baccano: senti che bordello! | estens., colloq., grande quantità: un bordello di parole, di gente
Sinonimi: caos, casino | 1baccano, casino, 1chiasso, finimondo, fracasso, strepito | casino.
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DATA: av. 1294.
ETIMO: dal fr. ant. bordel, dim. di borde "casupola", v. anche borde e 2casino.

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  • Bordello — Bor del*lo, n. a building where prostitutes are available for hire; a brothel. Syn: whorehouse, whore house, brothel, bagnio, house of prostitution, house of ill repute, bawdyhouse, bawdy house, cathouse, sporting house. [PJC + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bordello — /bor dɛllo/ s.m. [dal fr. ant. bordel casetta , der. del franco borda capanna di assi ]. 1. [casa dove si esercita la prostituzione] ▶◀ (pop.) casa chiusa (o di malaffare o di piacere o di tolleranza), (pop.) casino, (lett.) lupanare, postribolo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • bordello — c.1300, bordel house of prostitution, from O.Fr. bordel small hut, cabin; brothel (12c.), dim. of borde hut made of planks, from Frankish *bord wooden board or some other Germanic source related to BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1). The modern form is a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bordello — [bôr del′ō] n. [It < OFr] a house of prostitution; brothel …   English World dictionary

  • bordello — UK [bɔː(r)ˈdeləʊ] / US [bɔrˈdeloʊ] noun [countable] Word forms bordello : singular bordello plural bordellos mainly literary a place where men pay to have sex …   English dictionary

  • Bordello — Bordel Bor del, Bordello Bor*del lo, n. [F. bordel, orig. a little hut, OF. borde hut, cabin, of German origin, and akin to E. board,n.See. {Board}, n.] A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a house devoted to prostitution. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bordello — [[t]bɔ͟ː(r)de̱loʊ[/t]] bordellos N COUNT A bordello is a brothel. [LITERARY] …   English dictionary

  • bordello —    (bohr DEL oh) [Italian] A house of prostitution.    A woman alleged to have operated a local bordello pleaded guilty to charges of prostitution …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • bordello — noun she s currently on Broadway, playing the feisty madam of a bordello Syn: brothel, whorehouse; informal cathouse; euphemistic massage parlor; dated bawdy house, house of ill repute; Law, dated disorderly house …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bordello — n. (pl. os) esp. US a brothel. Etymology: ME (f. It. bordello) f. OF bordel small farm, dimin. of borde ult. f. Frank.: see BOARD …   Useful english dictionary

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