guest·​house ˈgest-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce guesthouse (audio)
: 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

The estate includes a small guesthouse.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guesthouse was in the 15th century

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“Guesthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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