pied a terre

pied a terre

noun, plural pieds-à-terre [pee-ey-duhtair, -dah-, pyey-] /piˌeɪ dəˈtɛər, -dɑ-, ˌpyeɪ-/,

  1. a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.

noun plural pieds-à-terre (ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛə)

  1. a flat, house, or other lodging for secondary or occasional use

n.“small town house or rooms used for short residences,” 1829, French, pied à terre, literally “foot on the ground.”

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