room and board

noun

Definition of room and board

:lodging and food usually furnished for a set price or as part of wages

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First Known Use of room and board

1849


ROOM AND BOARD Defined for English Language Learners

room and board

noun

Definition of room and board for English Language Learners

  • : a place to stay with meals provided and included in the price


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