tenement house

noun

Definition of tenement house

: apartment building especially : one meeting minimum standards of sanitation, safety, and comfort and usually located in a city

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Recent Examples on the Web If influenza develops in a hotel or tenement house, the cases must be reported at once. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Parallels to the 1918 flu pandemic are evident 102 years later," 19 Oct. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived," 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Epidemics of the Past Forced Americans to Promote Health—and Ended Up Improving Life in This Country," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of tenement house

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Tenement house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenement%20house. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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