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Friday, August 24, 2001

Definitions for pied-a-terre

  1. A temporary or second place of lodging.

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Citations for pied-a-terre
And with Frank on the move so much of the time, shuttling between . . . offices and factories in Europe and Asia and South America, it made sense for her to establish some kind of pied-a-terre in New York. Amanda Vaill, Everybody Was So Young
. . .gentlemen with estates in the country who wished to have a pied-a-terre in town. Michael Ignatieff, Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Origin of pied-a-terre
Pied-a-terre is from French, literally "foot to the ground."