bed-sitting room

noun
bed-sit·ting room
variants: or less commonly bedsitting room
plural bed-sitting rooms also bedsitting rooms

Definition of bed-sitting room 

British

: bedsit When George leaves for the factory Pam packs and leaves for London, where in a cold, filthy bed-sitting room she concludes the novel's opening section by turning on the gas.— Alan Cheuse, New York Times Book Review, 12 Dec. 1982

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of bed-sitting room

1883, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bed-sitting room

Share bed-sitting room

Dictionary Entries near bed-sitting room

bedside manner

bedsit

bedsitter

bed-sitting room

bed slat

bedsore

bedspread

Statistics for bed-sitting room

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bed-sitting room

The first known use of bed-sitting room was in 1883

See more words from the same year

Comments on bed-sitting room

What made you want to look up bed-sitting room? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!