third house


noun (sometimes initial capital letters) Informal.

a legislative lobby.

Nearby words

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  2. third finger,
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Origin of third house

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for third house

third house

noun

US a political lobby for a special interest
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