belowstairs

adverb
be·​low·​stairs | \ bi-¦lō-¦sterz, bē- \

Definition of belowstairs

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: downstairs many works … kept belowstairs … are accessible only on demand— Denys Sutton

belowstairs

adjective
be·​low·​stairs | \ bi-¦lō-¦sterz, bē- \

Definition of belowstairs (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : on a lower floor the servants' quarters are belowstairs
2 : common, unrefined a belowstairs love affair

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Adverb

below entry 2 + stairs

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“Belowstairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belowstairs. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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