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bed–sitter

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noun bed–sit·ter \ˈbed-ˌsi-tər\

Definition of bed–sitter

British

  1. :  a one-room apartment serving as both bedroom and sitting room —called also bedsit, bed-sitting-room



Origin and Etymology of bed–sitter

bed-sitting room + -er (as in fresher freshman, rugger rugby)


First Known Use: 1899


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