flophouse

[ flop-hous ]
/ ˈflɒpˌhaʊs /

noun, plural flop·hous·es [flop-hou-ziz] /ˈflɒpˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.

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Origin of flophouse

First recorded in 1890–95; flop + house
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flophouse

/ (ˈflɒpˌhaʊs) /

noun

US and Canadian slang a cheap lodging house, esp one used by trampsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): dosshouse

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