rooming house

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rooming house (plural rooming houses)

  1. A house which lets out furnished apartments.
    • 2005: From there, the scene shifted to the old Victorian rooming house at 710 Ashbury Street — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 145)
  2. A building with small, basic, inexpensive apartments for rent, often without en-suite bathrooms.