flophouse

noun flop·house \ ˈfläp-ˌhau̇s \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of flophouse

: a cheap rooming house or hotel

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First Known Use of flophouse

1916

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  • : a very inexpensive hotel for poor people who do not have anywhere else to live


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