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[gest-hous] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊs/
noun, plural guesthouses
[gest-hou-ziz] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a small building, separate from a main house or establishment, for the housing of guests.
Origin of guesthouse
before 1000; Middle English; Old English giest hūs. See guest, house Unabridged
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  • Besides, there is no need, since your aunt has her own guesthouse.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
  • He got back in his car and peeled across the road to the shantytown and the guesthouse.


    Cory Doctorow
  • Oftener have the men of Erin been contending for thee every night than thou hast been wandering about for a guesthouse.

  • We also saw the guesthouse, where it was very pleasant to see what neat preparation there is for the poor.

  • The monks received them in the guesthouse and from this there arose scandals which filled pious souls with desolation.

    Penguin Island Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for guesthouse


a private home or boarding house offering accommodation, esp to travellers
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