flophouse


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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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