boardinghouse

or board·ing house

[ bawr-ding-hous, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊs, ˈboʊr- /

noun, plural board·ing·hous·es [bawr-ding-hou-ziz, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈboʊr-/.

a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment.

Nearby words

  1. boarding house,
  2. boarding out,
  3. boarding party,
  4. boarding pass,
  5. boarding school,
  6. boardinghouse reach,
  7. boardroom,
  8. boardsailing,
  9. boardwalk,
  10. boarfish

Origin of boardinghouse

First recorded in 1720–30

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British Dictionary definitions for boarding house

boarding house

noun

a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests
Australian a house for boarders at a schoolSee also house (def. 10)
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