casita

[ kuh-see-tuh; Spanish kah-see-tah ]
/ kəˈsi tə; Spanish kɑˈsi tɑ /
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noun, plural ca·si·tas [kuh-see-tuh z; Spanish kah-see-tahs] /kəˈsi təz; Spanish kɑˈsi tɑs/.

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

  • But Dan Anderson was not there, neither was he to be found at his casita across the arroyo.

    Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough
  • We started to take these pack trains home, going northward through Sonora, but when near Casita, Mexican troops overtook us.

  • The light in his own casita flickered briefly and then vanished.

    Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough