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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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