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poorhouse/ˈpuɚˌhaʊs/noun
pluralpoorhouses
poorhouse
/ˈpuɚˌhaʊs/
noun
pluralpoorhouses
Learner's definition of POORHOUSE  
[count]old-fashioned
: a place for poor people to live that is paid for by the taxes, donations, etc., of other people
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