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


a person who lives in a rented room; lodger.


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Origin of roomer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; room + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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