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lodger

[loj-er] /ˈlɒdʒ ər/
noun
1.
a person who lives in rented quarters in another's house; roomer.
Origin of lodger
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English loger tent-dweller. See lodge, -er1
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  • Aye, I suppose he's only a lodger;—yes, this must be the place.

  • He fired his first broadside before his lodger entered the barn.

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  • He remained, looking at his lodger with a troubled expression.

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  • "I guess likely he hasn't forgotten," she said afterwards, in conversation with her lodger.

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  • He had been very insistent that she take him as boarder and lodger.

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  • Martha was standing by the stove in the sitting room when her lodger entered.

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  • And yet, as she looked into her lodger's face, she was surprised at its expression.

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  • His anxiety to avoid all questions about his lodger was sufficiently obvious.

  • Sim was too eager to disclaim all knowledge of his lodger's doings.

British Dictionary definitions for lodger

lodger

/ˈlɒdʒə/
noun
1.
a person who pays rent in return for accommodation in someone else's house
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Word Origin and History for lodger
n.

early 14c., originally "tent-dweller," agent noun from lodge (v.). From c.1200 as a surname. Meaning "one who lives in rented rooms" is from 1590s.

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