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roomer

[ roo-mer, roo m-er ]
/ ˈru mər, ˈrʊm ər /
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noun

a person who lives in a rented room; lodger.

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room father, room mother, room service, room temperature, room-and-pillar, roomer, roomette, roomful, roomie, rooming house, rooming-in

Origin of roomer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; room + -er1
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roomer


n.

"one who hires a room," 1871, agent noun from room (v.).

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