noun, plural work·hous·es [wurk-hou-ziz] /ˈwɜrkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for workhouse
I, who have kept you out of the workhouse, treated you like my own child?Yeast: A Problem|Charles Kingsley
In all the unions of the other region, such women, unless included in certain exceptions, can be relieved only in the workhouse.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
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
I have spoken of the little girls I found scrubbing the workhouse floors.My Own Story|Emmeline Pankhurst
This cemetery adjoins the workhouse, and the ground was the gift of Sir Hans Sloane.Chelsea|George Bryan