rooming house

room·​ing house | \ ˈrü-miŋ- How to pronounce rooming house (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of rooming house

: a house where lodgings are provided for rent

Examples of rooming house in a Sentence

After losing his job, he moved to a cheap rooming house.
Recent Examples on the Web His mother, Sally (Kupperman) Storch, was a telephone operator who later had a jewelry store and ran a rooming house. New York Times, 8 July 2022 The saga of Kidd Creole, from the pinnacle of hip-hop stardom to a Bronx rooming house and a series of menial temp jobs, is a parable of rap’s first generation. New York Times, 16 June 2022 This Milwaukee rooming house provides sober living space. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2022 Related:This historic Riverwest bank has been revitalized as a rooming house with sober living space. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2022 Armed with a search warrant, police swooped down yesterday morning on the Twin City rooming house, above the Twin City pool room, and searched a room occupied by Frank Niser. The Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 17 Apr. 2022 His dad, Carl, was a plumber and his mother Ethel ran a rooming house in the beach town of Belle Harbor. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Jan. 2022 New York authorities tracked down Mr. Durst in mid-2001, only after he had been jailed in Galveston, Tex., in yet another homicide — the shooting and dismembering of Morris Black, his 71-year-old neighbor in a cheap rooming house. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 The characters who work at Paradise Club and live upstairs in the rooming house can’t help feeling that a target has been placed on their backs. Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rooming house

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rooming house was in 1873

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17 Jul 2022

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“Rooming house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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: a house having furnished rooms for rent to lodgers

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