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settee

[set-tee] /sɛtˈti/
noun
1.
a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered.
Origin of settee
1710-1720
1710-20; perhaps variant of settle2
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settee

/sɛˈtiː/
noun
1.
a seat, for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms
Word Origin
C18: changed from settle²
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Word Origin and History for 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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