bedsitter

noun
bed·​sit·​ter | \ˈbed-ˌsi-tər \
variants: or less commonly bed-sitter

Definition of bedsitter 

British

: a one-room apartment serving as both bedroom and sitting room After snooker, it's back to the bed-sitter in Hackney.— Joe Queenan

called also bed*sit\ ˌbed-​'sit \, bed-sitting-room

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Samson and Gregor moved their mother, the sofa, and whatever else out of Lotte’s ample apartment could be made to fit, into the bedsitter in the Hudson Valley. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "Ladies’ Lunch," 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of bedsitter

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedsitter

bed-sitting room + -er (as in fresher freshman, rugger rugby)

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