bed-sitting room

noun

bed-sit·​ting room ˈbed-ˌsi-tiŋ- How to pronounce bed-sitting room (audio)
variants or less commonly bedsitting room
plural bedsitting rooms
British
: a one-room apartment serving as both bedroom and living room : bedsit
A fairly large bed-sitting room was vacant at No. 23. I took it, and settled down seriously to make my writing pay.P. G. Wodehouse

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bed-sitting room was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Bed-sitting room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed-sitting%20room. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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