[ US /ˈbɔɹdɪŋˌhaʊs/ ]
  1. a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests
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How To Use boardinghouse In A Sentence

  • At his office and at his boardinghouse the girls were mere mice, or cattish, or kittenish, or had insufficiently read the advertisements. Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves
  • Thenceforth, for a week, the Young Manchus meant to separate, revert to Chinese costume, live in Chinese boardinghouses in the East End, and thus utterly mislead and bamboozle the police, who, in their hunt for the miscreants, would be searching for Chinamen in European dress and living in European style. Number Seventeen
  • I found a cheap room in a kind of boardinghouse and stayed the night. Middlesex
  • Cloistered in boardinghouses, oppressed by poverty, belittled as weak and helpless by society, they fought back. Richard (RJ) Eskow: Rebels And Messiahs: 10 Spiritual Ancestors For Occupy Wall Street
  • Gitalis and I could sleep at the theatre overnight, and we could surely find a boardinghouse that would provide you ladies snug harbor. PAINT THE WIND
  • Hotels and boardinghouses were sold out, and some halls and bars spread pallets upon their floors to accommodate wayworn arrivals. A Country of Vast Designs
  • On another tour, Cecil and Constance stayed at a boardinghouse run by a woman who kept a python as a ratter. Empire of Dreams
  •  As accounts were frequently disarrayed in towns like Dunnsbroke, he took up lodgings in Mrs. Winscombe's boardinghouse; his job would not be a quick one. Rev. Jasper Pickery and Three Manifestations of the Devil
  • But worst of all, she is forced to move back into the fleabag co-op boardinghouse where she lived when she was a student at the University of Texas. How Perfect Is That by Sarah Bird: Book summary
  • Though I had returned to college and was again living next door on East Lawn, I was not now a regular guest at her table as I had been previously; yet I cannot recall the boardinghouse where I got my meals. In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.
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