maisonette

or mai·son·nette

[ mey-zuh-net ]
/ ˌmeɪ zəˈnɛt /

noun

a small house, especially one connected to a large apartment building.
an apartment, usually of two floors connected by an internal staircase; duplex apartment.

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Origin of maisonette

1810–20; <French, Old French, equivalent to maison house (see mansion) + -ette-ette
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British Dictionary definitions for maisonette

maisonette

maisonnette

/ (ˌmeɪzəˈnɛt) /

noun

self-contained living accommodation often occupying two floors of a larger house and having its own outside entrance

Word Origin for maisonette

C19: from French, diminutive of maison house
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