Meaning of “poorhouse” in the English Dictionary

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"poorhouse" in British English

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poorhousenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɔː.haʊs/ us /ˈpʊr.haʊs/

in the past, a building in which extremely poor people 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)

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