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room and board

noun

  1. lodging and meals.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of room and board1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Idioms and Phrases

Lodging and meals, as in The university's price for room and board has increased by another 10 percent . [Mid-1900s]

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