Meaning of “poorhouse” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"poorhouse" in British English

See all translations

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


(Definition of “poorhouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!