crack house

noun

Definition of crack house

: a house or apartment where crack is made, sold, or used

Examples of crack house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His dad and grandmother distrust the police because their home in California was mistakenly raided by a SWAT team that was supposed to search a crack house next door, Jarren said. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Building a safer city: Hartford youth from “the 06120” offer stories, solutions to urban gun violence," 21 Aug. 2019 There are no more crack houses set up in abandoned homes in the neighborhood. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "In Oakland, this is gentrification when it knocks on your door," 19 Apr. 2018 There were no crack houses to raid or gangs to monitor. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "This nation pioneered modern life. Now epic numbers of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it.," 20 Feb. 2018 And rather than setting up a central location to sell the drugs — like a conventional shooting gallery or crack house — the new heroin marketers delivered it by car. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "This nation pioneered modern life. Now epic numbers of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it.," 20 Feb. 2018 As if to hint at things to come, Grundy spent only one night in the Marion County Jail after his 2007 arrest at the crack house. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "How one notorious criminal career says so much about Indianapolis’ brutal violence," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of crack house

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Crack house.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crack%20house. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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crack house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crack house

: a house or apartment where the illegal drug crack is made, used, or sold

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