[ kuh-see-tuh; Spanish kah-see-tah ]
/ kəˈsi tə; Spanish kɑˈsi tɑ /
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 casitas
Scarcely a house is visible, for the casitas of adobe and wood nestle mostly in sheltered nooks.