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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. 2017.
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  • The professor went hurriedly down the beach while Mrs. Bettenridge and Mr. Johnson walked slowly toward the rooming house.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • “Come in and have a talk,” invited Ricky, as they entered the rooming house.

    Baseball Joe at Yale Lester Chadwick
  • What was she doing alone, anyway, this society girl—in a students' rooming house—at Prof. Farmer's door?

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • 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
  • "She hasn't returned to her rooming house," remarked the Chief in his high, thin voice.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • Then there was the rooming house keeper who had spent more than half of each day in bed.

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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