nouninformal , chiefly US
A dosshouse: they are living in a flophouse and discovering that the streets are not paved with gold
More example sentences
- A hopeless alcoholic living in a flophouse on the seamy side of town, he was a promising boxer chewed up and spit out by the corrupt amateur circuit.
- It is a flophouse for deluded officers who believe in the ability to defeat the resistance.
- A walk along the Rue des Martyrs is scented with the souk-sweat of cumin and open sacks of cardamom pods bubble on the pavement between the sex shops and flophouses.
Definition of flophouse in:
- The US English dictionary