boardinghouse boardinghouse  /ˈbɔr dɪŋ ˌhaʊs/


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


  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.


  • 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


  • "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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