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[loj-er] /ˈlɒdʒ ər/

a person who lives in rented quarters in another’s house; roomer.
a person who pays rent in return for accommodation in someone else’s house

early 14c., originally “tent-dweller,” agent noun from lodge (v.). From c.1200 as a surname. Meaning “one who lives in rented rooms” is from 1590s.


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