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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Nearby words

  1. setpoint,
  2. setscrew,
  3. sett,
  4. settat,
  5. settecentesque,
  6. setter,
  7. setting,
  8. setting lotion,
  9. setting rule,
  10. setting-up exercise

Origin of settee

First recorded in 1710–20; perhaps variant of settle2

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British Dictionary definitions for settee

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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