welfare hotel

welfare hotel

noun
a hotel in which people receiving welfare assistance are temporarily housed until permanent quarters become available.

Origin:
1970–75

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Main Entry:  welfare hotel
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a hotel used to house people on welfare benefits until they can find other housing
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