pied-à-terre

noun
\pē-ˌā-də-ˈter, -ˌā-dä-;ˌpyā-dä-\
plural pieds-à-terre\pē-​ˌā-​də-​ˈter, -​ˌā-​dä-​; ˌpyā-​dä-​ \

Definition of pied-à-terre 

: a temporary or second lodging

First Known Use of pied-à-terre

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pied-à-terre

French, literally, foot to the ground

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