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cathouse

Definition:

a building where prostitutes are available

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

cathouses

Type of:

building » structure » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

cat + house.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

brothel | bawdyhouse [archaic] | whorehouse [archaic] | cathouse [United States, Canadian, slang] | house of ill repute [euphemism] | house of ill fame [euphemism] | knocking-shop [British, slang]

a house or other place where men pay to have sexual intercourse with prostitutes | [Australian, informal] any untidy or messy place (21 of 521 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brothel

Wikipedia:

Cathouse [disambiguation]

can mean: Brothel | Cathouse: The Series, a TV documentary series | Cathouse: A Man-Kzin Novel, a novel by Dean Ing set in the Man-Kzin Wars series. Cathouse, a novella by Dean Ing contained in the Cathouse novel, the Houses of the Kzinti novel and The... (44 of 117 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cathouse

Merriam-Webster:

bordello | bordellos [plural] | bagnio [synonym] | bawdy house [synonym] | brothel [synonym] | cathouse [synonym] | disorderly house [synonym] | sporting house [synonym] | stew [synonym] | ...

a building in which prostitutes are available (7 of 82 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bordello

Oxford Dictionary:

brothel | whorehouse [informal] | disorderly house [law, archaic] | knocking shop [British, informal] | house of ill fame [archaic, humorous] | house of ill repute [archaic, humorous] | cathouse [North American, informal] | bordello [North American] | bordellos [North American, plural] | ...

a house where men visit prostitutes (6 of 54 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/brothel

cathouse

Syllabification: (cat·house) | [North American, informal] | a brothel. (7 of 26 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/cathouse

American Heritage Dictionary:

house of prostitution | houses of prostitution [plural] | bawdyhouse | bordello | bordellos [plural] | brothel [plural] | call house [plural] | cathouse [slang] | whorehouse [slang]

An establishment in which the services of prostitutes are available on the premises. (13 of 21 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/house-of-prostitution

Wiktionary:

brothel | brothels [plural] | bawdy-houses [historical, formal, plural] | bawdy house [historical, formal] | bawdyhouse [historical, formal] | bawdyhouses [historical, formal, plural] | bordellos [plural] | cathouses [United States, slang, plural] | cat-house [United States, slang] | ...

A wretch; a depraved person; a lewd man or woman. | A house of prostitution. (14 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brothel

Random House Dictionary:

cathouse [slang] | cathouses [plural]

brothel; whorehouse. (2 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cathouse

New World Dictionary:

cathouse [United States, slang]

a house of prostitution (4 of 6 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cathouse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

whorehouse [countable, outdated] | whorehouses [plural]

a place where women have sex with men for money (10 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/whorehouse

Cambridge Dictionary:

brothel | bordello [literary] | bordellos [literary, plural] | knocking-shop [British, humorous] | whorehouse [United States]

a place where men go and pay to have sex with prostitutes (12 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brothel

Encarta Dictionary:

cathouse [slang] | cathouses [plural]

brothel (1 of 24 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595513​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

cathouse [United States, slang] | cathouses [plural] | cat-house

Origin: cat + house.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cathouse

cat | cats [plural] | catted [past tense] | catting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English cat, catte, from Old English catt ("male cat") and catte ("female cat"),... | Abbreviation of catamaran. | Abbreviation of catenate. | Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic. |... (26 of 106 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cat

house | houses [plural] | housen [dialect, plural] | housed [past tense] | housing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hous, hus, from Old English hūs ("dwelling, shelter, house"), from Proto-Germanic *hūsą (compare West Frisian hûs, Dutch huis, Low German Huus, German Haus, Danish hus), ... (27 of 38 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/house

Encarta Dictionary:

cathouse [slang] | cathouses [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: cat "prostitute"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595513​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cathouse [United States, Canadian]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cathouse"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cathouse

the Free Dictionary:

cathouse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cathouse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cathouse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cathouse" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/cathouse

Google Dictionary:

cathouse | cathouses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "cathouse"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=cathouse

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cathouse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cathouse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cathou​01 word=cathouse

YourDictionary Audio:

cathouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cathouse"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cathouse

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