cottage

[ kot-ij ]
/ ˈkɒt ɪdʒ /

noun

a small house, usually of only one story.
a small, modest house at a lake, mountain resort, etc., owned or rented as a vacation home.
one of a group of small, separate houses, as for patients at a hospital, guests at a hotel, or students at a boarding school.

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Origin of cottage

1350–1400; Middle English cotage. See cot2, -age; compare Medieval Latin cotagium, apparently < Anglo-French

OTHER WORDS FROM cottage

cot·taged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cottage

cottage
/ (ˈkɒtɪdʒ) /

noun

a small simple house, esp in a rural area
US and Canadian a small house in the country or at a resort, used for holiday purposes
US one of several housing units, as at a hospital, for accommodating people in groups
slang a public lavatory

Word Origin for cottage

C14: from cot ²
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