granny flat

noun

Definition of granny flat

chiefly British
: an apartment that is adjacent to the main living quarters of a house

Examples of granny flat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For details on the city’s granny flat program, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/news-programs/programs/companion-junior-units. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2021 Get set to see as many as four units on single-family lots in addition to vacationers in vacation rentals and granny flat renters. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Since 2019, the state said anyone building a single-family home can build a granny flat at the same time without additional approvals. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 The organization has been monitoring compliance with granny flat laws since 2019. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 The term granny flat was originally coined to refer to a secondary unit on property for elderly parents. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 The bills that went into effect this month, however, bar cities and counties from charging fees to build granny flats that are 750 square feet or less. John King, SFChronicle.com, 3 Feb. 2020 Small, second homes sharing a city lot with an existing house are called accessory dwelling units (ADUs) by building department officials, but owners refer to them as in-law apartments or granny flats. oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2020 The solution to living comfortably (or at all) in a state with ridiculously high prices could lie in granny flats. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of granny flat

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granny flat

from its use by parents of the family living in the house

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“Granny flat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granny%20flat. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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