boardinghouse boardinghouse  /ˈbɔr dɪŋ ˌhaʊs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

Usage(s):

  1. After all, children are not just transients in the world's boardinghouse, to be welcomed or turned away at the convenience of the older boarders.
  2. At midafternoon, cops burst into a boardinghouse, grabbed three young men who were leaders of Cuba's lay Catholic Action movement, which sympathizes with Castro.
  3. It is a boardinghouse play with the usual wild collection of types that inhabit such a hostelry.

News

  • This Day in 1913 in The Record: July 20, 1913

    Sunday, July 20, 1913. Troy police are looking for a man who started a boardinghouse brawl in which two people were shot this evening, The Record reports.
    on July 20, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

Quotes

  • "By 13½, I was in a boardinghouse supporting myself in Hollydale (a section of South Gate, Los Angeles County)," Dunagan said.
    on Mar 12, 2005 By: Donnie Dunagan Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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