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[loj-er] /ˈlɒdʒ ər/
a person who lives in rented quarters in another's house; roomer.
Origin of lodger
1250-1300; Middle English loger tent-dweller. See lodge, -er1 Unabridged
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  • Her name was Marion Cavendish, and it was written over many photographs which stood in silver frames in the lodger's rooms.

    The Exiles and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • Aye, I suppose he's only a lodger;—yes, this must be the place.

  • The covering is very often the lodger's coat, unless he happens to have a blanket of his own.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • He fired his first broadside before his lodger entered the barn.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • But, nevertheless, her heart twittered as she showed Miss Carbury up to the lodger's sitting-room.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • He had been very insistent that she take him as boarder and lodger.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A fellow-student of mine was their lodger, a handsome young German, brimful of talent, but sadly deficient in health.

    In Bohemia with Du Maurier Felix Moscheles
  • His anxiety to avoid all questions about his lodger was sufficiently obvious.

  • No, there could be no mistake as to the identity of Mrs. Blake's lodger!

British Dictionary definitions for lodger


a person who pays rent in return for accommodation in someone else's house
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Word Origin and History for lodger

early 14c., originally "tent-dweller," agent noun from lodge (v.). From c.1200 as a surname. Meaning "one who lives in rented rooms" is from 1590s.

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