Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small kitchen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. small kitchen or area for preparing food, often just a part of a room instead of a separate room

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A room combining a very small kitchen and a pantry, with the kitchen conveniences compactly arranged, sometimes so that they fold up out of sight and allow the kitchen to be made a part of the adjoining room by opening folding doors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small kitchen

Etymologies

From kitchen +‎ -ette (“diminutive suffix”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A kitchen or at least a kitchenette is a must as my travel companion and best friend loves to cook and gets positively grumpy if not able to do so at least every few days!

    budget accomodation with kitchen

  • Rooms are also more likely to include free wireless Internet and a kitchenette, which is a great bonus for vacationers who can't expense their meals.

    Follow the Travel Pros

  • Her kitchenette was a model of order and cleanliness.

    The Foolish Virgin

  • This determination has also been made for the downstairs kitchenette, which is limited to a microwave and small refrigerator.

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  • There's also a kitchenette, which is handy if you're traveling with little ones and also allows you to whip up basic meals and have access to a refrigerator.

    OnMilwaukee.com

  • My unit had A / C, a ceiling fan, a very hot shower (but I never could get that much heat from the two sinks), two beds, two tables, three chairs and something I'd call a kitchenette but there wasn't a way to cook anything but coffee (had a sink and medium refrigerator).

    Gary Said...

  • Unfortunately I've got a "kitchenette" in my studio and can't use my ice cream maker for lack of freezer.:: sigh:: Maybe next year.

    Peach ice cream on a summer morning | Homesick Texan

  • My Brooklyn "kitchenette" stood along the western wall of my living room.

    Sharon Glassman: Are These Pancakes Better Than Sex?

  • A motor boat cabin fitted up with such a "kitchenette" was indeed a novelty.

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • She lunched alone in her "kitchenette," for George's place of employment was ten miles out of town on an interurban trolley-line, and be seldom returned before seven.

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

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