a small apartment consisting typically of a combined living room and bedroom area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette.
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Origin of efficiency apartment
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called efficiency.
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British Dictionary definitions for efficiency apartment
US a small flat or bedsit
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