flophouse
flophouse flophouse n. a cheap and usually seedy lodging house or hotel.

Syn: dosshouse. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • flophouse — cheap hotel, hobo slang, 1904, probably related to slang flop (v.) lie down for sleep (1907); see FLOP (Cf. flop) (v.) + HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.). In one of [Cincinnati s] slum districts stands the Silver Moon, a flop house (i.e., a house where the …   Etymology dictionary

  • flophouse — [n] cheap hotel fleabag, fleabox, fleahouse, fleatrap, flop joint, run down boarding house, run down hotel; concepts 439,449,516 …   New thesaurus

  • flophouse — ☆ flophouse [fläp′hous΄ ] n. Informal a very cheap hotel frequented chiefly by indigents …   English World dictionary

  • Flophouse — Bunks in a Seven Cent Lodging House, c. 1890 A flophouse (US English), doss house or dosshouse (British English) is a place that offers very cheap lodging, generally by providing only minimal services.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • flophouse — UK [ˈflɒpˌhaʊs] / US [ˈflɑpˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms flophouse : singular flophouse plural flophouses American informal a cheap hotel, especially one that has many beds in one room …   English dictionary

  • flophouse — n. a very cheap hotel offering only rows of beds. □ This place is a flophouse! I won’t stay here for a moment. □ All some of those guys need in life is a flop in a flophouse …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flophouse — [[t]flɒ̱phaʊs[/t]] flophouses N COUNT A flophouse is a kind of cheap hotel in a city for people who have no home and very little money. [AM, INFORMAL] (in BRIT, use doss house) …   English dictionary

  • flophouse — noun Date: 1916 a cheap rooming house or hotel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flophouse — /flop hows /, n., pl. flophouses / how ziz/. a cheap, run down hotel or rooming house. [1890 95; FLOP + HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • flophouse — noun A cheap hotel or boarding house where many people sleep in large rooms …   Wiktionary

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