lodger

[loj-er]
noun
a person who lives in rented quarters in another's house; roomer.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English loger tent-dweller. See lodge, -er1

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lodger (ˈlɒdʒə)
 
n
a person who pays rent in return for accommodation in someone else's house

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lodger
c.1300, from lodge.
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Example sentences
He is really only a lodger, getting his meals outside.
The premise usually comes first-although on occasion a situation has been known
  to come with a lodger.
Finally the sinister lodger comes downstairs and asks for a box of matches.
The maidens had neighbors kind and unkind, and even a lodger.
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