Etymology
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Words related to house

farm-house (n.)

also farmhouse, "principal dwelling-house of a farm," 1590s, from farm (n.) + house (n.).

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flophouse (n.)

"cheap hotel," hobo slang, 1904, probably related to slang flop (v.) "lie down for sleep" (1907); see flop (v.) + house (n.). The explanation below is not found in other early references.

In one of [Cincinnati's] slum districts stands the Silver Moon, a "flop house" (i.e., a house where the occupants are "flopped" out of their hanging bunks by letting down the ropes) .... [McClure's magazine, November 1904]
gas-house (n.)

also gashouse, 1880 as a power-generating station, from gas (n.1) + house (n.). By 1926, emblematic of a run-down district of a U.S. city, a typical abode of criminals and gangsters.

gate-house (n.)

also gatehouse, "house for a gatekeeper," late 14c., from gate (n.) + house (n.).

greenhouse (n.)

also green-house, 1660s, from green (n.) + house (n.). Greenhouse effect attested from 1937.

hausfrau (n.)

1798, from German Hausfrau, literally "housewife;" see house (n.) + frau.

hen-house (n.)

1510s, "a coop or shelter for fowls," from hen + house (n.). As a place chiefly inhabited or ruled by women, from 1785.

hothouse (n.)

mid-15c., "bath house," from hot + house (n.). In 17c. a euphemism for "brothel;" the meaning "glass-roofed structure for raising tender plants or protecting exotics" is from 1749. Figurative use of this sense by 1802.

houseboat (n.)

also house-boat, "boat fitted out as a house," 1790, from house (n.) + boat (n.).

housebreaking (n.)

"breaking into a house with felonious intent," early 14c., from house (n.) + break (v.). Formerly used of crimes by day, burglary being for crimes by night. Modifying or replacing earlier husbreche, Old English hus-bryce. Housebreaker is from mid-15c.

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