bunk·​house ˈbəŋk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bunkhouse (audio)
: a rough simple building providing sleeping quarters

Examples of bunkhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The adjacent bunkhouse, which sleeps up to 12 and requires no reservations, is open in every one of them. Shoshi Parks, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 The Montana state police, for example, said shorter operating machines were better for harmony in their bunkhouses. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 During World War II, the theater’s office wing served as a bunkhouse for sailors who lodged there before shipping out overseas. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2023 It was originally built as a bunkhouse for the owner’s children and their friends. Mark David, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2023 Bode [Miller] shared his story about what happened with his family, and there wasn't a dry eye in the bunkhouse. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Upper floors resemble bunkhouses: bed after bed after bed. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 Campgrounds, yurts, and a bunkhouse are available in this backpackers' paradise. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 There’s a room type for everyone, including a 10-bed, hostel-style bunkhouse and spacious suites with full kitchens and windows overlooking downtown. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunkhouse was in 1876

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“Bunkhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkhouse. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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bunk·​house ˈbəŋk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bunkhouse (audio)
: a simple building providing sleeping quarters

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