bawdy-house (n.) Old form(s): bawdie houses, Bawdie-houses
brothel
1H4 III.iii.156[Prince Hal to Falstaff] if there were anything in thy pocket but ... memorandums of bawdy-houses
1H4 III.iii.16[Falstaff to Bardolph] I ... Went to a bawdy-house not above once in a quarter - of an hour
1H4 III.iii.98[Falstaff to Prince Hal] This house is turned bawdy-house
2H4 II.iv.141[Doll to Pistol] tearing a poor whore's ruff in a bawdy-house
H5 II.i.33[Hostess to Pistol] it will be thought we keep a bawdy-house straight
Per IV.v.7[Second Gentleman to First Gentleman] I am for no more bawdy houses
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