Etymology
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settee (n.)

"sofa of a particular pattern, a piece of indoor furniture consisting of a long seat or bench with a back and arms," 1716, perhaps a variant of settle (n.), attested in a similar sense from 16c., or a diminutive of set (v.) "act of setting."

updated on June 20, 2022

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Definitions of settee from WordNet

settee (n.)
a long wooden bench with a back;
Synonyms: settle
settee (n.)
a small sofa;
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