efficiency apartment


: a small usually furnished apartment with minimal kitchen and bath facilities

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For about five months, Green and her partner managed to cover the initial daily room rate of $44.99, which would add up to more than $1,300 a month — almost twice the fair-market rent of $717 for an efficiency apartment in Columbus, as calculated by HUD. New York Times, 20 May 2021 Project Neighbors had originally asked for $1 million for its 18-unit efficiency apartment building to address the needs of homeless men in Porter County, but offered to accept $700,000 instead. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 19 Oct. 2022 His family lives with his cousin’s family — about 10 people total — all sharing an efficiency apartment that rents for $2,000 a month. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2022 Arletis Relova, a 29-year-old former schoolteacher, is living with her cousin in an efficiency apartment in Miami. Christine Armario, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 Our little furnished efficiency apartment had only one fry pan, one sauce pan, silverware and a few dishes. Paul Messinger, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2022 Each woman will have her own efficiency apartment equipped with a small kitchen and full bathroom. Peggy O’hare, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2022 Father Bill’s & MainSpring bought the property, for a little more than $4 million, this spring and plans to spend about $10 million more to turn each unit into an efficiency apartment, according to CEO John Yazwinski. BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2021 Smilen fed street cats nightly and began hoarding them inside the small efficiency apartment. orlandosentinel.com, 20 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of efficiency apartment was in 1930

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“Efficiency apartment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiency%20apartment. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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