flophouse flophouse


  • (n) a cheap lodging house


  1. In Atlanta, one night in 1921, he and two flophouse companions held up and robbed a grocer of $5.
  2. Since then the building has served as an army barracks, officers' mess, state guest house and, as it deteriorated, a flophouse for the occasional tourist.
  3. He took over the heavily Italian First Ward with its flophouse bums, indigents, and gandy-dancers, slowly began building back the lopsided majorities of Pendergast days.


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  1. McConnell has auditioned for the part of another Fields sparring partner, Charlie McCarthy, a wooden dummy or "a flophouse for termites," as Fields called him.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: WC Fields Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. And there are the tough guys, who want to take their country back from what former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan calls "the transnational corporations" who have turned America into a "damn flophouse for the world."
    on Mar 29, 2006 By: Pat Buchanan Source: Bloomberg

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