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 At age 15, Mr. Songster stabbed another teenager to death in a crack house. Issie Lapowsky Abdul Kircher, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2023 For the uninformed, a trap in street lingo means crack house. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 6 Mar. 2023 The latter was for firing shots at a guy outside a crack house on Enloe Street in Fayetteville, a very serious offense, but Lavigne was not prosecuted for any of these crimes. Seth Harp, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2021 John George's activism began three decades ago when the then young father decided to go board up and clean up a crack house. Lauren Lee, CNN, 15 Nov. 2020 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,, 21 Aug. 2019 There are no more crack houses set up in abandoned homes in the neighborhood. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr. 2018 There were no crack houses to raid or gangs to monitor. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, 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, 20 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crack house was in 1985

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“Crack house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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