Definition of pied-à-terre in English:
noun (plural pieds-à-terre pronounced same)
A small apartment, house, or room kept for occasional use.
- Standing in the garden of the owner's cottage, the small annexe to the Cottage offers a very attractive and well appointed pied-à-terre for a couple wishing to explore this unspoilt part of Southern England.
- It's a commercial buy-to-let and a pied-à-terre designed to appeal to the corporate traveller.
- Until then, successful entrepreneurs will prefer a rain-soaked pied-à-terre in Brussels to that sunny villa in Aix.
early 19th century: French, literally 'foot to earth'.
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