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a person, especially a lodger, who is supplied with regular meals.
a member of a boarding party.
Contemporary Examples

More on the (Not Actually Debunked) Bully Story Michael Tomasky May 10, 2012

Historical Examples

Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead
The Four Million

O. Henry
Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O’Malley C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton

(Brit) a pupil who lives at school during term time
(US) a child who lives away from its parents and is cared for by a person or organization receiving payment
another word for lodger
a person who boards a ship, esp one who forces his way aboard in an attack: stand by to repel boarders
(informal) a person who takes part in sailboarding or snowboarding


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