pied–à–terre

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

Definition of pied–à–terre

plural

pieds–à–terre

\pē-ˌā-də-ˈter, -ˌā-dä-; ˌpyā-dä-\
  1. :  a temporary or second lodging

Origin and Etymology of pied–à–terre

French, literally, foot to the ground


First Known Use: 1823

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