rooming house

room·ing house | \ˈrü-miŋ-, 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.

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Most probably stayed in the cramped rooming houses that once dominated the city, said Wildwood Historical Society president Al Brannen. Avalon R. Zoppo,, "Senior Week in Wildwood: A money-making machine that residents love to hate," 20 June 2018 The four men rented a room in a North Talbot Street rooming house and honed their skills on filling station and grocery store holdups. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "'Kill-Crazy' Brady gang tried to out-gangster John Dillinger," 29 June 2018 Korematsu made up a fake name and laid low in a rooming house. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, "How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump’s travel ban," 27 June 2018 The room houses large French Neoclassical paintings, including another of David's famous works featured in the music video. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the Louvre with Beyoncé and Jay-Z," 18 June 2018 It was turned into a rooming house sometime after the First World War. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Historic Concordia home is 4,000 square feet of hard work - and love," 31 May 2018 For instance, a man who allegedly shot and killed another man at a northwest Atlanta rooming house was captured last Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Southern Regional Task Force. Steve Burns, ajc, "Longtime North Georgia sheriff in line for federal job," 10 June 2018 Her daily earnings from selling porridge, equivalent to 50 cents, are barely enough to buy food for her family, or pay rent on their one-room house. Alex Platt, CNN, "Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions," 24 May 2018 The end came about 10:30 yesterday morning at St. Alphonsus Hospital, where he was taken Monday, after being found near to death in the rear of a rooming house on Idaho Street. Katherine Jones, idahostatesman, "'Jimmy the Stiff,' Boise's infamous town drunk, gets a proper toast a century later," 1 June 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rooming house

: a house where rooms with furniture are rented to people to live in

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Kids Definition of rooming house

: a house having furnished rooms for rent to lodgers

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