- a house in which rooms are rented, especially a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house.
Origin of lodging house
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for lodging house
Hinde was waiting for him in the sitting-room when he returned to the lodging-house.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Then back I came and pinned this out upon the lodging-house table.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
I described Mrs. Briggs and what I had seen of Mrs. Briggs' lodging-house.
I thought of Mrs. Briggs' lodging-house, but I did not refer to it.
At twelve o'clock he went into a lodging-house and asked if he could have a bed.The Christian
- a private home providing accommodation and meals for lodgers
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