Brothel vs Professor - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between brothel and professor

is that brothel is a wretch; a depraved person; a lewd man or woman or brothel can be a house of prostitution while professor is a teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

brothel

Etymology 1

From (etyl) brothel, brodel, brodelle, .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A wretch; a depraved person; a lewd man or woman.
  • Etymology 2

    An abbreviation of ‘brothel-house’, ultimately from Old English , see above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A house of prostitution.
  • Synonyms
    * academy * bawdy-house * bordello * cathouse * crib * escort agency * house of ill fame * house of ill reputation * house of ill repute * knocking shop * leaping house * lupanar * massage parlour * nunnery * pushing school * red house * sauna * sporting house * vaulting school * whorehouse See also

    See also

    * red-light district * prostitute

    professor

    Alternative forms

    * professour (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
  • A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated
  • An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)
  • Professor Plum'' or ''Prof. Plum .
  • (archaic) One who professes.
  • * 1897 , Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (transl.) The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage'', Introduction, p. ''v :
  • This period in which Abraham the Jew lived was one in which Magic was almost universally believed in, and in which its Professors were held in honour;
  • (US, slang) A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 415:
  • You could hear [...] pianos under the hands of whorehouse professors sounding like they came with keys between the keys.
  • The puppeteer who performs a Punch and Judy show; a Punchman.
  • Synonyms

    * prof

    Derived terms

    * adjunct professor * assistant professor * associate professor * full professor * professorial * professoriate * professorly * professorship