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boardinghouse

or boarding house

[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.
Origin of boardinghouse
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • Out of such utilities as these you may get a boarding house, but nothing better; the family makes it a home.

  • The people at the boarding house would, of course, not permit it.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • Fairchild turned through the gate of Mother Howard's boarding house and went to his room to await the call for dinner.

    The Cross-Cut Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Of course it is only a boarding house, and not a very good one.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mrs. Marsh, that keeps our boarding house, has a garden where it grows wild in among the peas.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • His forehead was wet, showing that he had hurried on his way to the boarding house.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
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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