settee

[ set-tee ]
/ sɛtˈti /

noun

a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered.

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Origin of settee

First recorded in 1710–20; perhaps variant of settle2
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settee

/ (sɛˈtiː) /

noun

a seat, for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms

Word Origin for settee

C18: changed from settle ²
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Word Origin and History for settee

settee


n.

"long seat with back and arms," 1716, perhaps a variant of settle (n.), or a diminutive of set (v.) "act of setting."

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