[roo-mer, roo m-er]


a person who lives in a rented room; lodger.

Nearby words

  1. room father,
  2. room mother,
  3. room service,
  4. room temperature,
  5. room-and-pillar,
  6. roomette,
  7. roomful,
  8. roomie,
  9. rooming house,
  10. rooming-in

Origin of roomer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; room + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for roomer



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper