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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The battered tiny transistor radio I took to Europe's camp sites and flop houses is replaced these days by an iPad.
Agents were sent to Laredo to check flop houses and cheap hotels.
For about the past five years in Japan, there has been growing concern over, and a slew of policies aimed at, the young people they call "freeters." The word is a combination of the American word "free" and the German word "arbeiter," meaning "worker." These are 20- to 30-year-olds in Japan who are not economically independent, are drifting from one job to another, and are living with friends, in flop houses or with parents.
However, late in life he gained a deserved reputation for writing gritty, on-the-edge, semi-autobiographical novels and short stories, set in the LA flop houses he knew like the back of his grub-grained hand.
HE WAS the co-founder of the Ramones -- the rock `n' roll band which defined the American punk movement along with the likes of Blondie and Television in a seedy New York night club which nestled alongside the flop houses of The Bowery.
Consequently, foster homes for deinstitutionalized children were inadequate, and facilities for the homeless adults degenerated into flop houses.
By grittier we mean flop houses and jail cells, and the play's lead female characters, including Velma Kelly, have been known to unceremoniously off a husband or two.