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lodging house

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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for lodging house

Historical Examples

  • Hinde was waiting for him in the sitting-room when he returned to the lodging-house.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Then back I came and pinned this out upon the lodging-house table.

  • I described Mrs. Briggs and what I had seen of Mrs. Briggs' lodging-house.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I thought of Mrs. Briggs' lodging-house, but I did not refer to it.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • At twelve o'clock he went into a lodging-house and asked if he could have a bed.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for lodging house

lodging house

noun
  1. a private home providing accommodation and meals for lodgers
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