[kuh-see-tuh; Spanish kah-see-tah]
- a small crude dwelling forming part of a shantytown inhabited by Mexican laborers in the southwestern U.S.
- a luxurious bungalow serving as private guest accommodations at a resort hotel, especially in the southwestern U.S. or Mexico.
Origin of casita
1920–25; < American Spanish, Spanish, equivalent to cas(a) house, home (< Latin) + -ita diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for casita
The light in his own casita flickered briefly and then vanished.
But Dan Anderson was not there, neither was he to be found at his casita across the arroyo.
We started to take these pack trains home, going northward through Sonora, but when near Casita, Mexican troops overtook us.Geronimo's Story of His Life