- n. UK A form of rented accommodation consisting of a single room for use as both sitting room and bedroom; there may also be a small kitchen area and washing and toilet facilities, but these may be shared.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing).
- n. a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
- Blend of bedroom and sitting room (Wiktionary)
“It’s what the estate agent I rented it from euphemistically called a studio and what Mum and Dad unappealingly call a bedsit.”
“His mobile number returned "unobtainable", his landline number had been reallocated and he had left his bedsit.”
“In the brief first act Leigh shows Jean, a Brummie girl who lives alone in a Kilburn bedsit, having joyless sex with a married man played by Daniel Coonan whose wife suddenly bursts in upon them.”
“It is also used as a slang/familiar word for a bedroom that looks more like a junk room where everything is on top of each other - also used for a miserable bedsit, a small, uncomfortable & untidy house.”
“In fact, not knowing the place in question was Jacques 'flat, I thought poor Alexix was actually living not too far from your place, in a very messy room/bedsit.”
“In Hampstead he moved into a bedsit on the same road as the Nicholsons, which he promptly painted white, and worked in a studio next door to Nicholson's.”
“I dossed down in a bedsit in adjoining Marloes Road – catching a Greenline bus each morning for shifts on the Slough Observer – and Willie and I occasionally laughed and drank in the Princess of Teck local; that summer of 1962 we watched the Pakistanis at Lord's and had a memorable day together at the Wimbledon tennis.”
“The exhibition, which opens in February, and brings together works by Mondrian and Nicholson originally shown in the same galleries, examines a little-known period of Mondrian's life in the late 1930s when he lived for two years in a bedsit in Hampstead, north London, and socialised with Nicholson, his first and second wives Winifred Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, and other avant-garde British artists.”
“I always think that if things ever go horribly wrong and I have to move into a bedsit, at least I'll still have a real piano that will fit.”
“Anthony has to travel one-and-a-half hours from the palace back to his one-room bedsit, because he can't afford any accommodation closer in.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘bedsit’.
An add-on to Trivet's list elbow room and Lampbane's list 2BDRM W/VU that tries not to duplicate Trivet's and Lampbane's existing rooms. Virtual, allegorical and proverbial rooms accepted.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Also known as EsotericWench's Word Holding Tank. These are words that have caught my fancy but I have yet to file in the appropriate list. If I don't capture them here, I won't capture them at all.
I'm always entertained by the terms @immerito tweets using the hashtag #termsfromtoday. As best I can tell, the tag emerged in mid 2011 after a brief flirtation with an alternate hashtag form. You'...
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
Hotels, inns, and the like.
Looking for tweets for bedsit.