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lodging house

a house in which rooms are rented, especially a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house.
Origin of lodging house
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • She spent this week in a lodging house in the outskirts of the city.

  • "See," said the mistress of a lodging house to Captain Lernoult.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • For she saw him reluctantly descending the steps of her lodging house.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche
  • She asked no questions as to why she quit her work as scrub-woman at the lodging house.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • The lodging house I found in the heart of the worst tenderloin ever created.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • What happened back in the lodging house he did not know and he cared less.

  • There was a larger crowd than usual in the lodging house that night.

  • It was the money, or its equivalent, the lodging house keeper was after.

  • The little party entered the main room of the lodging house.

  • They pressed her to accompany them to their father's lodging house.

    Christmas Stories Edward Berens
British Dictionary definitions for lodging house

lodging house

a private home providing accommodation and meals for lodgers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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