pied-à-terre

noun
\ pē-ˌā-də-ˈter How to pronounce pied-à-terre (audio) , -ˌā-dä-; ˌpyā-dä- \
plural pieds-à-terre\ pē-​ˌā-​də-​ˈter How to pronounce pied-à-terre (audio) , -​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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“Pied-à-terre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pied-%C3%A0-terre. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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