[ kuh-see-tuh; Spanish kah-see-tah ]
/ kəˈsi tə; Spanish kɑˈsi tɑ /
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noun, plural ca·si·tas [kuh-see-tuhz; 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 United States.
a luxurious bungalow serving as private guest accommodations at a resort hotel, especially in the southwestern United States or Mexico.
(especially in the southwestern United States) a small house, especially one built alongside or as an addition to a larger main home.
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Origin of casita
First recorded in 1920–25; from Latin American Spanish, Spanish, equivalent to cas(a) “house, home” (from Latin ) + -ita diminutive suffix
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How to use casita in a sentence
Scarcely a house is visible, for the casitas of adobe and wood nestle mostly in sheltered nooks.