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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It fed off the "main stem," pockets in urban America such as Chicago where a thicket of flop-houses, radical newspapers, IWW kitchens and reading rooms, saloons, and public parks provided physical and intellectual space for the counterculture to flourish.