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welfare hotel

wel·fare ho·tel
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-fair hoh-tel]
    • /ˈwɛlˌfɛər hoʊˈtɛl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-fair hoh-tel]
    • /ˈwɛlˌfɛər hoʊˈtɛl/

Definitions of welfare hotel words

  • noun welfare hotel a hotel in which people receiving welfare assistance are temporarily housed until permanent quarters become available. 1
  • noun welfare hotel accommodation provided for people who are on welfare 0
  • noun welfare hotel A hotel where people receiving welfare can stay until permanent housing is found. 0

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Origin of welfare hotel

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

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Parts of speech for Welfare hotel

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

welfare hotel popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% 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.

welfare hotel usage trend in Literature

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