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

Definition of bed-sitting room

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

First Known Use of bed-sitting room

1868, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bed-sitting room

Time Traveler for bed-sitting room

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bed-sitting room

Cite this Entry

“Bed-sitting room.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed-sitting%20room. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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

easily led, controlled, or managed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!