Definition of flophouse in English:


Syllabification: flop·house
Pronunciation: /ˈfläpˌhous


informal , chiefly US
  • A cheap hotel or rooming house.
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    • As his second decade wore on, he wandered round the country staying in flophouses, rooming houses and cheap hotels - drunk, obviously, most of the time throughout the Forties, and excused by a psychiatrist from wartime military service.
    • On December 2, 1913 twenty-seven lives were lost when a South End flophouse, the Hotel Acadia, burned to the ground.
    • Nevertheless, she and her staff have found that a demand exists for what flophouses offer: a cheap, secure place to stay a short time without having to answer any questions.

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