unhoused

adjective un·housed \ ˌən-ˈhau̇zd \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Definition of unhoused

: not housed: such as
a : not having a dwelling place or shelter : homeless
  • unhoused people
  • … it re-creates the grammar, point of view and domestic economy of the unhoused life …
  • —Jonathan Raban
b : not covered by a protective housing
  • an unhoused electrical component

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First Known Use of unhoused

circa 1616

in the meaning defined above

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