show house or show·house ExamplesWord Origin noun
Origin of show house First recorded in 1520–30 Examples from the Web for show house Historical Examples of show house
I heerd say it was to be the show-house of the whole county.
What Will He Do With It, Complete
The two which opened first were removed into his show-house.
David Lester Richardson
Then he took Dunk firmly by the arm and marched him out of a side entrance of the show-house.
Roy Eliot Stokes
I did not visit the show-house of Blenheim, for I had seen it before; moreover, show-houses are not to my mind.
James John Hissey
Beyond this show-house lie the small structures devoted to “hybridization,” but I deal with them in another chapter.
British Dictionary definitions for show house show house noun
- a house on a new estate that is decorated and furnished for prospective buyers to view