four·​plex ˈfȯr-ˌpleks How to pronounce fourplex (audio)
: a building that contains four separate apartments

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Police responded to a call of a child shot shortly after 11 a.m. at a fourplex in the Central City neighborhood. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 25 Nov. 2022 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who has sought to get a city fourplex law passed since last year, is now trying to rework the legislation in a way that would either get the mayor’s support or secure a veto-proof majority from his colleagues. J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Sep. 2022 Firefighters found a woman and dog dead on Wednesday after responding to a fire at a fourplex near University and McClintock drives in Tempe. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 28 Sep. 2022 The employee suggested the renters in the fourplex could open a new water account in their name and pay the bill instead. Zayna Syed, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 2020 Under Shepherd — who was based in Austin and is now in Boise, Idaho — the fourplex has been overseen by third-party property managers. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Apr. 2022 Neighbors of the fourplex paid $4,000 to repair damage from water that leaked into their yard and dripped into their basement, causing an electrical short. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Apr. 2022 Since the tenants vacated the property, prospective buyers have visited the site and checked out the fourplex. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Apr. 2022 Sixty-one units will be part of the duplex and fourplex setups. Dylan Dhindsa,, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fourplex was in 1952

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“Fourplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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