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rooming house

a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house.
Origin of rooming house
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Come in and have a talk,” invited Ricky, as they entered the rooming house.

    Baseball Joe at Yale Lester Chadwick
  • When you get tired you stop someone and ask the way to a rooming house.

  • Presently a couple halted, and a few minutes later the four disappeared within a rooming house.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • He had become acquainted with him through "Spoon," and recalled that he kept a rooming house for questionable purposes.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • As Paul Lambrequin was clambering up the stairs of his rooming house, he met a man whose face was all wrong.

    My Fair Planet Evelyn E. Smith
  • "She hasn't returned to her rooming house," remarked the Chief in his high, thin voice.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • And with this philosophical reflection Joe turned and made his way toward his rooming house.

    Baseball Joe at Yale Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for rooming house

rooming house

(US & Canadian) a house having self-contained furnished rooms or flats for renting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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