roomer

roomer

[roo-mer, room-er]
noun
a person who lives in a rented room; lodger.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; room + -er1

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room (ruːm, rʊm)
 
n
1.  space or extent, esp unoccupied or unobstructed space for a particular purpose: is there room to pass?
2.  an area within a building enclosed by a floor, a ceiling, and walls or partitions: sitting room; dining room
3.  (functioning as singular or plural) the people present in a room: the whole room was laughing
4.  (foll by for) opportunity or scope: room for manoeuvre
5.  (plural) a part of a house, hotel, etc, that is rented out as separate accommodation; lodgings: she got rooms in town
6.  a euphemistic word for lavatory
 
vb
7.  chiefly (US) (intr) to occupy or share a room or lodging: where does he room?
 
[Old English rūm; related to Gothic, Old High German rūm]
 
'roomer
 
n

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