quar·​tier kär-ˈtyā How to pronounce quartier (audio)
: a district or neighborhood especially in a French city

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And what gallery, art fair, or auction house wouldn’t want to be in the same quartier as Pinault and Bernard Arnault? William Middleton, Town & Country, 4 Nov. 2019 Un règlement de comptes à proximité d'un lieu de culte, dans un quartier difficile. Hilary Clarke, CNN, 3 July 2017

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Word History


French, literally, quarter

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartier was in 1828

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“Quartier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartier. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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