bed-sitter


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bed-sit·ter

(bĕd′sĭt′ər)
n. Chiefly British
A one-room apartment that serves as a bedroom and a living room.

[From bed + sitting room.]

bed′-sit`ter



n.
a combination bedroom and sitting room. Also called bed′-sit`, bed′-sit′ting room`.
[1925–30; bed-sitt(ing room) + -er 7]
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