- an attic, usually a small, wretched one.
Origin of garret1
Origin of garret2
or gal·et, gar·ret
- to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
Origin of gallet
Examples from the Web for garret
Contemporary Examples of garret
I thought of the other boy, the one Garret killed who rode with the Kid.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Reports leaked that Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garret Hedlund were being seriously courted for the part.‘Hunger Games’ Star Sam Claflin Is as Surprised as You Are That He Was Cast as Finnick Odair
November 13, 2013
Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in Any Day Now, a film about a gay couple trying to adopt a mentally disabled child.
The dreamboat is a closeted district attorney named Paul, played by Garret Dillahunt of Raising Hope.
Lucas Neff told me that he has a hard time keeping a straight face with you and Garret Dillahunt.Martha Plimpton Strikes Comic Gold
Maria Elena Fernandez
September 9, 2011
Historical Examples of garret
I awoke this morning to see the bright sunshine flooding my garret.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Many's the time I long to be back in the garret—horrid place!
Of course it must be the same thing that made him take to the garret and hide there!
"All her old playthings are up in the garret," he said, as they rose from the table.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
It doesn't light anything, and if it did, this is a garret, not a church.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
- another word for attic (def. 1)
Word Origin for garret
c.1300, "turret, small tower on the roof of a house or castle," from Old French garite "watchtower, place of refuge," from garir "defend, preserve," from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic warjan "forbid," Old High German warjan "to defend"), from Proto-Germanic *warjanan, from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (see warrant (n.)). Meaning "room on uppermost floor of a house" is from early 14c. See attic. As the typical wretched abode of a poor poet, by mid-18c.