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rooming house

noun
1.
a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house.
Origin of rooming house
1890-1895
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95
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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

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a house having self-contained furnished rooms or flats for renting
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