from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cheap rundown hotel or boarding house.
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- n. A cheap hotel or boarding house where many people sleep in large rooms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cheap and usually seedy lodging house or hotel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cheap lodging house
One of the guest rooms has been named after a long-term flophouse resident, nicknamed "Charlie Peppers" due to his love of peppers.
my mother told me she wouldn't let me turn her home into a "flophouse".
It seems that when my father was courting my mother, he made up all sorts of stories about his fabulous wealth, when, in fact, he was living out of a suitcase in a Santa Monica flophouse, subsisting on cans of chili and Spam.
The large 1896 Chicago School structure by architect Ernest Flagg, was known at the time as Mills House No. 1 and served as a flophouse for transient men.
Here's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate -- which itself was originally a flophouse for men, making for an interesting bit of fate, as Nina Simone whom Calvi cites as a favorite performed on this stage, and additionally, an early Calvi project was titled Cheap Hotel, releasing one single "New York"...
Le Poisson Rouge was once the legendary Jazz venue the Village Gate which was originally a flophouse for men - which is interesting bit of fate, as an earl Calvi project was titled Cheap Hotel, B-side "New York"
Claus and Emmanuelle talked about the flophouse in Schwabing, where they met as roommates, and the girls they picked up at the dance halls.
A few years ago, in my role as Global Ambassador for the health organization PSI Population Services International, I visited a Kenyan brothel -- it was a scuzzy flea-bag flophouse on a teeming street in a broken-up, tough part of town.
A precarious flophouse with a questionable past it is both a sculpture and a metaphor.
Though Maeve locates him quickly, their troubles have only begun, and they're soon caught in the crossfire of a heated battle between rich developers intent on gentrification and the last tenants at a decaying flophouse, a trio of old Jewish men calling themselves the Resistance.