bedsit

noun
bed·​sit | \ˈbed-ˌsit\
variants: or less commonly bed-sit
plural bedsits also bed-sits

Definition of bedsit 

British

: a one-room apartment serving as both bedroom and living room … uses short vignettes to paint a picture of the year she lived in a bedsit in 1984 London's East End …Publishers Weekly, 23 June 2002

called also bedsitter, bed-sitting room

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First Known Use of bedsit

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedsit

by shortening of bed-sitting room

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