a combination bedroom and sitting room.

Nearby words

  1. bed-blocking,
  2. bed-clothes,
  3. bed-rest,
  4. bed-roll,
  5. bed-sit,
  6. bed-sore,
  7. bed-wetting,
  8. bedabble,
  9. bedash,
  10. bedaub

Origin of bed-sitter

1925–30; bed-sitt(ing room) + -er7

Also called bed-sitting room [bed-sit-ing] /ˈbɛdˈsɪt ɪŋ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bed-sitter

  • It was what is known as a "bed-sitter" on the ground-floor at the end of the main passage.

    The Hypocrite|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull