Definition of flophouse in English:


Line breaks: flop|house
Pronunciation: /ˈflɒphaʊs


informal , 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.

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