set-tee

settee

[set-tee]
noun
a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered.

Origin:
1710–20; perhaps variant of settle2

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settee (sɛˈtiː)
 
n
a seat, for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms
 
[C18: changed from settle²]

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