Definition of poorhouse:
gated community, austerity, affordable housing, penury, privation, deprivation, doublewide, in-law apartment, the poorhouse, cohousing, group home, destitution, subsistence level, domicile, gutter, want, council house, active adult community, home unit.
Picked up from the dirty floor of the poorhouse, his father was identified as the lazy porter who sometimes chopped a cord of wood for my grandmother; and his sisters were slovenly housemaids scattered through Polotzk.- "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
- "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.
- "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.