below stairs

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noun (usually used with a singular verb) Chiefly British.

(formerly) the basement rooms usually used by servants, as servants' quarters, kitchen, and laundry room.

Nearby words

  1. belote,
  2. beloved,
  3. belovo,
  4. below,
  5. below par,
  6. below the belt,
  7. below the belt, hit,
  8. below the line,
  9. below-the-line,
  10. belowdecks

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below stairs

adverb

(formerly) at or in the basement of a large house, considered as the place where the servants live and work
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