Cape Cod cottage


: a compact rectangular dwelling of one or one-and-a-half stories usually with a central chimney and steep gable roof

called also cape, Cape Cod

Word History


Cape Cod, Massachusetts

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cape Cod cottage was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near Cape Cod cottage

Cite this Entry

“Cape Cod cottage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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