- a person who lives in a rented room; lodger.
Origin of roomer
Related Words for roomerdweller, settler, colonist, inmate, occupant, citizen, resident, renter, inhabitant, holder, customer, patron, visitor, caller, companion, client, recipient, tenant, vacationer, lodger
Examples from the Web for roomer
Contemporary Examples of roomer
The roomer in 5-B brushed past him, carrying an ungainly bundle under one arm.Exclusive Excerpt: MLK's Haunting Final Hours
April 24, 2010
Historical Examples of roomer
The roomer, who had walked fast, stopped and took off his hat.
If it's got to be someone, Sidney, I'd rather have it the roomer upstairs than Wilson.
The Pages' roomer was in love with Sidney whether he knew it or not.
I think, on the whole, I prefer to be a 'roomer' and 'eat out.'The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
He's about the highest payin' roomer I have and I did think he was permanent.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
"one who hires a room," 1871, agent noun from room (v.).