Meaning of shophouse in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃɒpˌhaʊs/


  • (in SE Asia) a shop opening on to the pavement and also used as the owner's residence.

    ‘The boy complied and police made their move once the transaction had taken place at a shophouse in the area.’
    • ‘Against the backdrop of Hoi An's river and shophouses, it has a distinct charisma to itself.’
    • ‘On both sides of the streets were shophouses and a bank.’
    • ‘With its Chinese shophouses, colonial bungalows and Anglo-Indian mansions, the city has no peer among the region's ports.’
    • ‘Near the houses there were several shophouses.’