flophouse

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flophouse

slang An inexpensive, shabby place of lodging. Ew, we can't stay in a flophouse like that, no matter how cheap it is. It's probably infested with bedbugs!

flophouse

n. a very cheap hotel offering only rows of beds. This place is a flophouse! I won’t stay here for a moment.
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Bacich, the owner of a liquor store, a bar, and a flophouse in what was known as Skid Row in Minneapolis during the 1950s, long before the neighborhood fell into disrepair.
If he sells about 25-30 copies per day, he can earn about 3,000 yen, enough for three bento lunches from the convenience store and a night in a flophouse. This is the first step-to sleep with a roof over his head.
Fugitive Kind takes place in a flophouse on the St.