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[gas-hous] /ˈgæsˌhaʊs/

noun, plural gashouses
[gas-hou-ziz] /ˈgæsˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)

1880 as a power-generating station, from gas (n.) + house (n.). By 1926, emblematic of a run-down district of a U.S. city, a typical abode of gangsters.


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