noun, plural work·hous·es [wurk-hou-ziz] /ˈwɜrkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Origin of workhouse
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Historical Examples of workhouse
But if you tell the truth and say he's the decent fellow he is, he'll land you in the workhouse!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
In this agreeable frame of mind I entered the workhouse of Liverpool.
I turned to the master of the workhouse, and asked him whether the men had any money?
But he was out on the pavement and getting into the workhouse van.The Christian
Then I shall be able, without a qualm, to send Godfrey to the workhouse.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham