nounBritish • informal
- A desirable residence (used as a humorous allusion to the language used in housing advertisements): they are converting a Victorian schoolhouse into a des resMore example sentences
- So yesterday the pampered pet had to be given a VIP train ride from Scotland and chauffeured to her own des res in the Yorkshire countryside.
- Inspired by the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Dreams from a Summer House tells how the members of a dysfunctional family learn to love themselves and each other at midsummer in the gardens of their mock-Tudor des res in Leatherhead.
- Milner Field was a fantastic mansion and it was definitely the des res of its time.