maisonette

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noun mai·son·ette \ˌmā-zə-ˈnet, -sə-\

Definition of maisonette

  1. 1 :  a small house

  2. 2 :  an apartment often on two floors

Origin and Etymology of maisonette

French maisonnette, from Old French, diminutive of maison house, from Latin mansion-, mansio dwelling place — more at mansion


First Known Use: 1785

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