noun, plural poor·hous·es [poo r-hou-ziz] /ˈpʊərˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for poorhouse
He doesn't mean very much to me—just enough so that I don't relish his going to the poorhouse, that's all.'The Story Of Waitstill Baxter|By Kate Douglas Wiggin
She could not treat him like a common tenant of the poorhouse, and he was sure she would keep his secret.Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Mrs. Woods Baker
Weary old-age from Pennygreen poorhouse taking its pleasure of cakes and ale half suspiciously in the broad sunshine.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
Following a secret plan, she adopted a boy from the poorhouse, and brought him up with every advantage that money could buy.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
It has charge of the county property, including the court-house, jail, and poorhouse.