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lodger

Line breaks: lodg¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒdʒə
 
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Definition of lodger in English:

noun

chiefly British
A person who rents accommodation in another person’s house: to help pay the bills she began to take in lodgers
More example sentences
  • The maid realised that there was a good chance that she could be face to face with the room's lodger.
  • She also plans to get another lodger in (like we're not too cramped already) which means turfing me and my computer out of the spare room and cramming everything I own into one room.
  • She does not like the movie her mother's lodger (and her own frustrated suitor) has, in a fit of petty spite, given her mother and her free tickets to see.
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