duplex apartment


noun

an apartment with rooms on two connected floors.

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Also called duplex.

Origin of duplex apartment

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for duplex apartment

duplex apartment

noun

US and Canadian an apartment on two floors
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