- a person who lives in rented quarters in another's house; roomer.
Origin of lodger
Examples from the Web for lodger
Contemporary Examples of lodger
In The Lodger an ominous character paced the floor, which Hitchcock constructed of glass.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of lodger
Aye, I suppose he's only a lodger;—yes, this must be the place.The Politician Out-Witted
He fired his first broadside before his lodger entered the barn.
He remained, looking at his lodger with a troubled expression.
"I guess likely he hasn't forgotten," she said afterwards, in conversation with her lodger.
He had been very insistent that she take him as boarder and lodger.
- a person who pays rent in return for accommodation in someone else's house
Word Origin and History for lodger
early 14c., originally "tent-dweller," agent noun from lodge (v.). From c.1200 as a surname. Meaning "one who lives in rented rooms" is from 1590s.