rooming house

See synonyms for rooming house on
  1. a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house.

Origin of rooming house

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

Words Nearby rooming house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rooming house in a sentence

  • He ran all the way back to Lucy's house, threw down the key he had got from her, and then went to his own rooming-house.

    The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
  • He had been going to report to Webber when he had run into that golden field in the rooming-house hallway.

    The Dark Door | Alan Edward Nourse
  • She swayed back from his close glance and ran up the first three steps of her rooming-house.

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • At Lulu's rooming-house they lingered again, talking in subdued tones on the brownstone stoop.

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • At that time he was living in one room (rear) of a shabby rooming house in Thirty-ninth Street.

    Half Portions | Edna Ferber

British Dictionary definitions for rooming house

rooming house

  1. US and Canadian a house having self-contained furnished rooms or flats for renting

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