houseroom

noun

house·​room ˈhau̇s-ˌrüm How to pronounce houseroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: space for accommodation in or as if in a house
given houseroom by a family all too eager to have a celebrity in their midstWalter 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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Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of houseroom was in 1556

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“Houseroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseroom. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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