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Origin of houseless

First recorded in 1350–1400, houseless is from the Middle English word housles. See house, -less
Related formshouse·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for houseless

Historical Examples of houseless

  • Morning for the heir, night for the houseless, and God's eye over both.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Before this chief the houseless Moors fled in confusion and dismay.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • An' is it for a houseless sot like you to take to minglin' with him malignant?

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • The cottage was his all now; that lost, and they were houseless.


    Charles James Lever

  • The winter was coming on, and they would be houseless—what would become of them!

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat