What is another word for pied-a-terre?

77 synonyms found


[ pˈa͡ɪdɐtˈɛr], [ pˈa‍ɪdɐtˈɛr], [ p_ˈaɪ_d_ɐ_t_ˈɛ_r]

Pied-a-terre refers to a small, secondary dwelling or apartment in a city that is primarily used as a temporary residence by the owner. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe such a property, including a city crash pad, an urban retreat, a secondary abode, a temporary haven, a second home, a city pied, or a transient dwelling. These expressions all convey the same meaning as pied-a-terre and emphasize the idea of a secondary living space that offers a comfortable and convenient temporary residence in a bustling urban center. Whatever the name, the allure of having a small piece of the city to call one's own is undeniable.

How to use "Pied-a-terre" in context?

A pied-a-terre, also known as a live-in tenant or lodger, is a person who rents a property on a short-term basis, normally for periods between six and twelve months. In some cases, a pied-a-terre may be a property owner who is using the property as a source of extra income.

The word derives from the French phrase "pied à terre", meaning "foot on the ground".

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