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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bawr-ding-hous, bohr-]
    • /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊs, ˈboʊr-/
    • /ˈbɔːdɪŋhaʊs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bawr-ding-hous, bohr-]
    • /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊs, ˈboʊr-/

Definitions of boardinghouse word

  • noun boardinghouse a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests 3
  • noun boardinghouse a house for boarders at a school 3
  • noun boardinghouse a house where meals, or room and meals, can be had for pay 3
  • noun plural boardinghouse a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment. 1
  • noun boardinghouse Alternative spelling of boarding house. 0

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Origin of boardinghouse

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1720-30

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Parts of speech for Boardinghouse


boardinghouse popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

boardinghouse usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for boardinghouse

noun boardinghouse

  • crib — A crib is a bed for a small baby.
  • apartment — An apartment is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.
  • shelter — something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
  • house — a building in which people live; residence for human beings.
  • housing — a covering of cloth for the back and flanks of a horse or other animal, for protection or ornament.

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