Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing).

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

  • n. a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)

Etymologies

Blend of bedroom and sitting room (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It’s what the estate agent I rented it from euphemistically called a studio and what Mum and Dad unappealingly call a bedsit.

    Confetti Confidential

  • His mobile number returned "unobtainable", his landline number had been reallocated and he had left his bedsit.

    'David, my brother for a year'

  • 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.

    Ecstasy - review

  • 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.

    stagiaire - French Word-A-Day

  • 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.

    stagiaire - French Word-A-Day

  • 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.

    Mondrian's little known London period highlighted by exhibition of rare works

  • 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.

    Fifty years of Private Eye's eccentric eye view of sport | Frank Keating

  • 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.

    Mondrian's little known London period highlighted by exhibition of rare works

  • 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.

    A room of my own: Dan Gillespie-Sells

  • 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.

    Wealth gap: the moral behind the royal wedding | Aditya Chakrabortty

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