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[gest-hous] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊs/
noun, plural guesthouses
[gest-hou-ziz] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a small building, separate from a main house or establishment, for the housing of guests.
Origin of guesthouse
before 1000; Middle English; Old English giest hūs. See guest, house Unabridged
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Examples from the web for guesthouse
  • Now it serves as a government guesthouse and banquet hall.
  • It's an actual guesthouse, too, but it offers more theme than comfort.
  • Experience the country view and gardens at the new guesthouse.
  • The group camp, all guesthouse and cabin lodging, and campsites in the horse campgrounds can be reserved online.
  • She suggested that the problem is a local one that is caused by the city's guesthouse ordinance.
  • The guesthouse was round on the previous plans, but the new plans show it as square.
British Dictionary definitions for guesthouse


a private home or boarding house offering accommodation, esp to travellers
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