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town house

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noun
  1. a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.
  2. a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.
  3. one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.

Origin of town house

First recorded in 1520–30
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town house

noun
  1. a terraced house in an urban area, esp a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor
  2. a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence
  3. another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
  4. Also called: row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house US and Canadian a house that is part of a terrace
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Word Origin and History for townhouse

n.

1825, "residence in a town," from town + house (n.). As a type of suburban attached housing, c.1968, American English.

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