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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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Examples from the web for lodger
  • 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.
  • The maximum length of stay by any lodger shall be four consecutive weeks.
  • Any amount which cannot be refunded to the lodger who made the initial payment to the vendor is considered excess tax collected.
  • lodger fee includes all cleaning supplies, laundry supplies and paper goods.
  • The tax shall be stated and charged separately and shall be collected by the operator from the 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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