roomer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roomer a tenant in someone's house
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Roomer A lodger.
    • adv Roomer At a greater distance; farther off.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roomer One who hires a room; a lodger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Roomer a lodger
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Room (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúm; Ger. raum, Dut. ruim.

Usage

In literature:

There was also a sink where housekeeping roomers often met to dump their coffee grounds and glare at one another's kimonos.
"Options" by O. Henry
Or she could move up there, and they could get a roomer.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
But the billiard-roomers; they didn't jine.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He's about the highest payin' roomer I have and I did think he was permanent.
"Thankful's Inheritance" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Sometimes her curious roomers would ask her what the doctor said to her.
"The Four Million" by O. Henry
Old Mother Shattuck keeps roomers, but she won't have a woman in the house.
"Keith of the Border" by Randall Parrish
Or to run up and down stairs, carrying towels to roomers?
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Theres a roomer around that we got off at the wrong stashun.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
I has the whole house myself, and I keeps roomers.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
And there were dozens of roomers' cards over the dusty speaking tubes.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
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In poetry:

ROOMERS
Take a room at the new Waldorf, you down-and-outers—
sleepers in charity's flop-houses where God pulls a
long face, and you have to pray to get a bed.
They serve swell board at the Waldorf-Astoria. Look at the menu, will you:
"Advertisement For The Waldorf-Astoria" by Langston Hughes