guesthouse

noun guest·house \ ˈgest-ˌhau̇s \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of guesthouse

: a building used for guests (as on an estate); especially : a house run as a boardinghouse or bed-and-breakfast

Examples of guesthouse in a Sentence

  1. The estate includes a small guesthouse.

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First Known Use of guesthouse

15th century

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GUESTHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

guesthouse

Definition of guesthouse for English Language Learners

  • : a building that is separate from the main house of a property and that is used for guests

  • : a small hotel; also : a private house that accepts paying guests


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