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casita Line breaks: cas¦ita
Pronunciation: /kəˈsiːtə/

Definition of casita in English:


North American
A small house or other building, especially a wooden cabin.
Example sentences
  • Later Charles IV commissioned landscapes from Claude-Joseph Vernet to decorate his casitas (small country houses).
  • Among Puerto Ricans in New York City, home-built casitas (small houses) in abandoned urban lots sprang up to recreate the garden life of a community amid decaying apartment projects.
  • But everywhere in New York are seen Puerto Rican flags, and small casitas (little houses) similar to those seen on the island dot a variety of local lots and community gardens.


Early 19th century: from Spanish, diminutive of casa 'house'.

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