row house [roh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun one of a row of houses having uniform, or nearly uniform, plans and fenestration and usually having a uniform architectural treatment, as in certain housing developments. a house having at least one side wall in common with a neighboring dwelling.
Origin of row house First recorded in 1935–40 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for row-house Contemporary Examples of row-house
But my second thought was about the row-house neighborhood I grew up in, in Philadelphia.
May 29, 2012
British Dictionary definitions for row-house row house noun US and Canadian a house that is part of a terraceAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): terraced house Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for row-house n.
1913, American English, from(n.1), which is attested from mid-15c. in sense of “a number of houses in a line,” + (n.).
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