house·​room | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌrüm How to pronounce houseroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of houseroom

: space for accommodation in or as if in a house given houseroom by a family all too eager to have a celebrity in their midst— Walter Kerr

Examples of houseroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that book Harris gave houseroom to pivotal players connected with the Dreyfus affair; in later offerings his household expanded to include scheming cardinals plotting to become Pope and plucky diplomats conspiring to avert World War II. Robert Harris, Star Tribune, 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of houseroom

1556, in the meaning defined above

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“Houseroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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