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flophouse

[ flop-hous ]
/ ˈflɒpˌhaʊs /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for flophouse

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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