dosshouse


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dosshouse

(ˈdɒsˌhaʊs)
n
(Social Welfare) slang Brit a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps. US and Canadian name: flophouse

dosshouse

flophouse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dosshouse - a cheap lodging house
lodging house, rooming house - a house where rooms are rented
Translations

dosshouse

[ˈdɒshaʊs] N (dosshouses (pl)) [ˈdɒshaʊzɪz] (Brit) → pensión f de mala muerte

dosshouse

n (Brit inf) → Penne f (inf), → Obdachlosenheim nt

dosshouse

[ˈdɒsˌhaʊs] n (Brit) (fam) → dormitorio pubblico
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The authorities have allowed the city centre to become an open-air dosshouse, including many people who are untreated alcoholics and drug addicts.
When he was younger Stephen viewed jail as a dosshouse before he was taken over by drugs.
Once an old dosshouse, it has been converted into a fancy hotel with its old wood panelling and tiles thankfully still intact.
I ADMIRE Kevin O'Keefe for writing the letter headed Dosshouse UK, because that is what Britain has become.
Thomas has led a hedonistic existence as a swinging young artist engaged with the world of high fashion, yet as the film begins we see that he is putting together a book of his photographs that document the harsher side of life, including poverty-stricken older homeless men with whom he has passed a night in a flophouse (or dosshouse as it is called in England).
While pensioners pay into the system all their lives just to get pounds 97.60 a week, all she has to do to earn pounds 300 a day is skip on a bus and walk into the biggest dosshouse in the country.
There were mutterings about how he had been involved in the murder of poor people in the Civil War and then there was the deteriorating state of the castle, which was used as a dosshouse and worse.