Definition of chalet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃæleɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃæˈleɪ//
    Holiday accommodation, Types of home
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  1. 1a wooden house with a roof that slopes steeply down over the sides, usually built in mountain areas, especially in Switzerland See related entries: Types of home
  2. 2(British English) a small house or hut, especially one used by people on holiday/vacation at the sea See related entries: Holiday accommodation, Types of home
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Swiss French, diminutive of Old French chasel ‘farmstead’, based on Latin casa ‘hut, cottage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chalet