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flop·house

 (flŏp′hous′)
n.
A cheap rundown hotel or boarding house.

flophouse

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)
n
(Social Welfare) slang US and Canadian a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): dosshouse

flop•house

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flophouse - a cheap lodging house
lodging house, rooming house - a house where rooms are rented
Translations

flophouse

[ˈflɒphaʊs] N (flophouses (pl)) [ˈflɒphaʊzɪz] (US) → pensión f de mala muerte, fonducha f

flophouse

n (dated US inf) → billige Absteige, Penne f
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She cuts her hair, dons Dante's clothes, and, with the violin intended as a wedding gift for her fiance, joins a band that plays tango music in the flophouses, barrooms, and brothels forbidden to respectable women.
Once isolated to the flophouses of Vancouver's poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside, there is now no "class differentiation," says Craig, whose pyrethroid cocktail seems to be keeping the bed bugs (just barely) in check at this building.
The effect is stunning - and all the better when seen in 3D - while the campy, over-the-top vibe and the settings of smoky clip joints, ratty flophouses and backstreets over-run by badass babes make the violence surprisingly easy to swallow.
The effect is stunning, and all the better when seen in 3D, while the over-the-top, campy vibe and the settings of smoky clip joints, ratty flophouses and backstreets overrun by badass babes make the violence
I remember bringing the galley up into one of the flophouses and showing it to one of the guys who was in the book.
The trek continues by land and sea across Malaysia and Indonesia, in cars and trains, dodging police patrols, overnighting at flophouses.
So we came, after years of paying our dues in rustic flophouses, to a home where a muddy boot would be as welcome as a lady of the night at a prayer breakfast.
For a time, Guthrie and Seeger, hustling for gigs, traveled the back roads of America, bumming meals and hitting flophouses along the pocked trails that carried Tom Joad westward from Oklahoma in The Grapes of Wrath.
At the lowest end of the market, in the Bowery's notorious flophouses, consumer choice was remarkably (if depressingly) robust.
At one time, she says, there were as many as ten shelters and flophouses where a man, down on his luck, could find a meal and a place to sleep.
Dennis worked the bars and flophouses of Halifax's dockside, talked his way onto some of the blasted freighters, and wrote dozens of stories based on interviews with sailors and passengers who recounted their survivals of U-boat attacks, harrowing escapes from wrecks and long voyages in lifeboats, and successful counterattacks against the subs.
Some parts of the city, with seedy flophouses, rampant drugs and prostitution, feel like a heroin nightmare.