poorhouse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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poorhousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔː.haʊs/  us   /ˈpʊr-/
in the past, a ​building in which ​extremelypoorpeople could ​live and be ​fed, ​paid for by the ​public
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(Definition of poorhouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poorhouse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 贫民院,济贫院…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貧民院,濟貧院…
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