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.

Origin of boardinghouse

First recorded in 1720–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for boarding house

boarding house


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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