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flophouse, doss-house (British) (s) (noun); flophouses, doss-houses
1. A U.S. informal reference to a very inexpensive hotel for poor people who do not have anywhere else to live: The only place Kim and Tim could go for the night after the storm was the flophouse near where they used to live.
2. The British use a different term for a very cheap place to stay: In London, Bert only had enough money to stay at a doss-house.
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