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

Examples of tenement house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The house in which the President died was a plain brick tenement house, of three stories, and basement. Jason Emerson, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Jan. 2022 After Samuel Pickman died in 1687, it was owned for many years by a surgeon, became a boarding house, and for about 150 years was an apartment tenement house. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Apr. 2021 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2020 If influenza develops in a hotel or tenement house, the cases must be reported at once. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2020 Plumbing and sewage systems, paired with tenement house reform, helped remove excrement from the public streets. Katherine A. Foss, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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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 28 Jun. 2022.

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