bunkhouse

[ buhngk-hous ]
/ ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊs /

noun, plural bunk·hous·es [buhngk-hou-ziz]. /ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a rough building, often with bunk beds, used for sleeping quarters, as for ranch hands, migratory workers, or campers.

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Origin of bunkhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; bunk1 + house
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British Dictionary definitions for bunkhouse

bunkhouse
/ (ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊs) /

noun

(in the US and Canada) a building containing the sleeping quarters of workers on a ranch
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