: a house, apartment building, or residential hotel in which low-income or welfare tenants live in single rooms

SRO

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abbreviation

standing room only

Word History

Etymology

Noun

single-room occupancy

First Known Use

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of SRO was in 1941

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“SRO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/SRO. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

SRO

noun
: a house, apartment building, or residential hotel in which low-income or welfare tenants live in single rooms
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