rez-de-chaussée

noun

rez-de-chaus·​sée
ˌrāchōˈsā
plural -s
: the ground story of a building whether on a level with the street or slightly above it
used especially of a building on the continent of Europe

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, level of the street

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“Rez-de-chaussée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rez-de-chauss%C3%A9e. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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