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boardinghouse

or board·ing house

[bawr-ding-hous, bohr-]
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noun, plural board·ing·hous·es [bawr-ding-hou-ziz, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈboʊr-/.
  1. a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment.
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Origin of boardinghouse

First recorded in 1720–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

crib, apartment, shelter, house, housing, hotel, roof, pad, lodging, quarters, motel, board, boardinghouse, digs

Examples from the Web for boardinghouse

Historical Examples

  • She lives in a boardinghouse at Brompton, and comes to the party in a fly.

    The Christmas Books

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • And again he used them as breastworks in foraging at the boardinghouse.

  • We lived there at a boardinghouse, and she behaved badly, very badly.

  • The younger brother and Grace were sitting on the stoop of the boardinghouse.

    The Boy Scout

    Richard Harding Davis

  • Jurgis got himself a place in a boardinghouse with some congenial friends.

    The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair