from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An efficiency apartment.

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  • noun UK A very small flat (apartment)

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  • noun a tiny flat


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  • When I looked up, I was half-surprised not to find myself in a Hull flatlet with brown chairs, one of Larkin's "gin drinks" in my hand.

    Rewind radio: Richard Bacon; Grayson on His Bike; Book of the Week: Letters to Monica Rachel Cooke 2010

  • My previous (non-)comment was on the woes of buying a flat (or a ‘flatlet’, in our case) in the big city.

    downsizing 2006

  • The flatlet we stayed in was lovely though, as was the scenery.

    I'll Love Man... Kerron Cross 2006

  • The October 1998 survey showed that about 76 percent of households were living in formal dwellings like a house on a separate stand, a flat in a block of flats, a townhouse or a brick room or flatlet in

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • By that time Ross and Fiona were going steady, she had given up all ideas of modelling for hairdresser training and they had moved together into a studio flatlet.

    Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories Rendell, Ruth 2000

  • The property also has a two-bedroomed flatlet with a shower and separate toilet, a laundry, domestic quarters with a shower and toilet, and a log cabin, which currently serves as an office.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • An adequate salary would be paid and there was the use of a small flatlet.

    The Chain Of Destiny Neels, Betty 1989

  • There's a caretaker living in the basement and a small flatlet on the top floor which goes with the job.

    Stormy Springtime Neels, Betty 1987

  • There were blood stains on the curtain of their flatlet.

    IOL: News 2010

  • They live together but separately, in little flatlets under one roof, partially sharing a general kitchen and also having a kitchenette in the flatlet, not getting into each other's way but being around for company and help when needed.

    unknown title 2009


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