room·​er | \ ˈrü-mər How to pronounce roomer (audio) , ˈru̇-\

Definition of roomer

: one who occupies a rented room in another's house

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Synonyms & Antonyms for roomer


boarder, lessee, lodger, renter, tenant


landlord, lessor, letter

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Examples of roomer in a Sentence

the new owners took in roomers to help pay for the house

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Like the more formal X3 that went on sale last year, it's based on BMW's new Cluster Architecture and expected to be lighter and roomer than the current X4. Mark Phelan,, "New luxury crossovers, SUVs headline Geneva auto show," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of roomer

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roomer was in 1859

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English Language Learners Definition of roomer

US : a person who pays rent to live in a house with its owner


room·​er | \ ˈrü-mər How to pronounce roomer (audio) , ˈru̇-\

Kids Definition of roomer

: lodger

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