garret

1
[ gar-it ]
/ ˈgær ɪt /

noun

an attic, usually a small, wretched one.

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Origin of garret

1
1300–50; Middle English garite watchtower < Old French garite, guerite watchtower, derivative of garir, guarir to defend, protect; see garrison

OTHER WORDS FROM garret

gar·ret·ed, adjective

Definition for garret (2 of 3)

garret2
[ gar-it ]
/ ˈgær ɪt /

noun, verb (used with object) Masonry.

Origin of garret

2
First recorded in 1835–45; of uncertain origin

Definition for garret (3 of 3)

gallet

or gal·et, gar·ret

[ gal-it ]
/ ˈgæl ɪt /
Masonry.

noun

verb (used with object)

to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.

Origin of gallet

1705–15; < French galet pebble, Old French galet, jalet, derivative of Old North French gal pebble (said to be < Celtic, but MIr gall “pillar stone, standing stone” is only point of comparison)
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British Dictionary definitions for garret

garret
/ (ˈɡærɪt) /

noun

another word for attic (def. 1)

Word Origin for garret

C14: from Old French garite watchtower, from garir to protect, of Germanic origin; see wary
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