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boardinghouse

[bawr-ding-hous, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊs, ˈboʊr-/
noun, plural boardinghouses
[bawr-ding-hou-ziz, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈboʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment.
Also, boarding house.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for boarding house

boarding house

noun
1.
a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests
2.
(Austral) a house for boarders at a school See also house (sense 10)
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