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



BrE BrE//ˈhæmlət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæmlət//
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a very small village We live in a little fishing hamlet. the tiny hamlet of Dixton Word Origin Middle English: from Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel ‘little village’; related to home (hám in Old English).

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