Casita



a small crude dwelling forming part of a shantytown inhabited by Mexican laborers in the southwestern U.S.
a luxurious bungalow serving as private guest accommodations at a resort hotel, especially in the southwestern U.S. or Mexico.
Historical Examples

The light in his own casita flickered briefly and then vanished.
Heart’s Desire Emerson Hough

We started to take these pack trains home, going northward through Sonora, but when near casita, Mexican troops overtook us.
Geronimo’s Story of His Life Geronimo

But Dan Anderson was not there, neither was he to be found at his casita across the arroyo.
Heart’s Desire Emerson Hough

noun

a small house; a cabin or bungalow
Examples

Welcome to my humble casita.
Word Origin

diminutive of Spanish casa

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