pied-à-terre

play
noun \ pē-ˌā-də-ˈter , -ˌā-dä- ; ˌpyā-dä- \

Definition of pied-à-terre

plural pieds-à-terre play \pē-ˌā-də-ˈter, -ˌā-dä-; ˌpyā-dä-\
:a temporary or second lodging

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Origin and Etymology of pied-à-terre

French, literally, foot to the ground


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