Definition of flophouse
: a cheap rooming house or hotel
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FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME The Bowery Hotel, located on New York’s Lower East Side, is at the epicenter of what was once the city’s Skid Row: a part of Manhattan where crime, bed bugs, and flophouses reigned supreme.
Mr. Bates had fallen into the netherworld of unregulated flophouses known as three-quarter houses, the subject of an investigation by The New York Times in 2015.
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Definition of flophouse for English Language Learners
: a very inexpensive hotel for poor people who do not have anywhere else to live
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