lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Definition of lodger

: roomer

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Examples of lodger in a Sentence

the mysterious lodger slept all day and only went out at night
Recent Examples on the Web There were all these people that came into our lives constantly—through a door, out the back door, this lodger, that person…. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2020 For now, Collins, who is divorced, has taken a lodger in her home to generate extra income. John Detrixhe, Quartz, 3 July 2020 One temporary-housing camp is offering free food to attract lodgers, and trailer parks are emptying. Clifford Krauss, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2020 Among the lodgers are Franklin W.H. Burke II (Marc Kudisch), his wife Laura (Luba Mason) and their son Elias (Todd Almond), a rangy adult with the mind of a child, and no sense of his own strength. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2020 At this branch of the 66-location chain, lodgers can browse the lobby’s record shop-slash-library, run in cooperation with the subscription record service VNYL, for albums to buy or borrow during their stay. Adrienne Gaffney, Billboard, 12 Apr. 2019 Usually after dinner, her three lodgers head upstairs to separate rooms to log data from their day or work the phones. New York Times, 20 Jan. 2020 Like with cosmetics, German and British lodgers are most likely to keep bathrobes as souvenirs. Rosie Siefert, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Five-star guests are also more than five times more inclined than four-star lodgers to steal coffee makers, which went missing at 6.9% of the hotels surveyed. Rosie Siefert, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lodger

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Lodger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodger. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lodger

: a person who rents a room in another person's house


lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Kids Definition of lodger

: a person who lives in a rented room in another's house


lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Legal Definition of lodger

: a person who occupies a rented room in another's house specifically : a person who by agreement with the owner of a house acquires no property, interest, or possession therein but only the right to occupy a designated room or area that remains in the owner's legal possession

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