rooming house

noun
a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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rooming house
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a house having self-contained furnished rooms or flats for renting

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Example sentences
There are some scenes in a rooming house, with contrasting types of tenants.
The rooming house, which has two shared bathrooms, is still in business.
He has given up the two-bit office with the filing cabinet-no clients-and moved out of his apartment into a rooming house.
Anyone intending to provide lodging or lodging and meals for transient visitors or anyone operating a rooming house.
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