town house

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of town house

1 : a usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall; also : row house
2 : a house in town; specifically : the city residence of one having a country seat or having a chief residence elsewhere
  • stayed at their town house during the social season

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First Known Use of town house

1571


TOWN HOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

town house

noun

Definition of town house for English Language Learners

  • : a house that has two or three levels and that is attached to a similar house by a shared wall

  • : a house in a city or town; especially : a house in a town or city owned by someone who also has a house in the country


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