board·​ing·​house | \ ˈbȯr-diŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boardinghouse (audio) \

Definition of boardinghouse

: a lodging house at which meals are provided

Examples of boardinghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For nearly a century, Japanese immigrants have lived in the boardinghouse in East Hollywood. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 This former boardinghouse clings to the side of the mountain, sneering at gravity. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2022 Developer Matt Mehdizadeh bought the Virgil Avenue boardinghouse in February 2021. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 Between booking local gigs, my uncles shined shoes on Central Avenue while Dad collected rent for the owner of a boardinghouse that catered to fellow performers. Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2022 The property had previously been used as a makeshift boardinghouse. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 7 June 2022 Fruits, flowers and sweets filled her rooms—first at Mystic Flats, just off Broadway, and then at a smaller boardinghouse on the Upper West Side. April White, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2022 The story primarily follows Sunja, the only child of a boardinghouse owner, over the course of the 20th century. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 16 Mar. 2022 The sprawling eight-episode series, which encompasses 70 years, three languages and multiple cultures, largely revolves around Sunja, the daughter of humble Korean boardinghouse owners. NBC News, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boardinghouse

1680, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2022

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“Boardinghouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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board·​ing·​house | \ ˈbȯr-diŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boardinghouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of boardinghouse

: a house at which people are given meals and often a place to live

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