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Definition of "bagnio" [bagn•io]

  • A brothel. (noun)
  • Obsolete A prison for slaves in Asian countries. (noun)
  • Obsolete A public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bagnio" in a sentence
  • "This straightforward account of matters inside the bagnio is the more valuable and interesting if we recollect that Cervantes 'great-grandmother was a Saavedra, and that the soldier alluded to in the text was really himself."
  • "Check every bawdy house, bagnio, Blind Tiger, and frab-joint in the city."
  • "That's why I'll 'ave the finest slap-up bagnio on the west coast goin' full steam before the year's out an 'I'll still have a tidy parcel over in the bank."