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pied-à-terre

[ pee-ey-duh-tair, -dah-, pyey- ]
/ piˌeɪ dəˈtɛər, -dɑ-, ˌpyeɪ- /
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noun, plural pieds-à-terre [pee-ey-duh-tair, -dah-, pyey-], /piˌeɪ dəˈtɛər, -dɑ-, ˌpyeɪ-/,

a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.

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Origin of pied-à-terre

1820–30; <French: literally, foot on ground
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pied-à-terre
/ (ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛə) /

noun plural pieds-à-terre (ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛə)

a flat, house, or other lodging for secondary or occasional use

Word Origin for pied-à-terre

French, literally: foot on (the) ground
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