wa·​gon-lit vä-gōⁿ-ˈlē How to pronounce wagon-lit (audio)
plural wagons-lits or wagon-lits vä-gōⁿ-ˈlē(z) How to pronounce wagon-lit (audio)
: a railroad sleeping car

Word History


French, from wagon railroad car + lit bed

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wagon-lit was in 1884

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“Wagon-lit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagon-lit. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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