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poorhouse (n.)

"establishment in which persons receiving public charity are lodged and cared for," 1781, from poor (n.) + house (n.). Poor-farm "farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers" is by 1834, American English.

updated on August 31, 2020

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Definitions of poorhouse from WordNet

poorhouse (n.)
an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless;
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