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[mey-zuh-net] /ˌmeɪ zəˈnɛt/

a small house, especially one connected to a large apartment building.
an apartment, usually of two floors connected by an internal staircase; duplex apartment.
self-contained living accommodation often occupying two floors of a larger house and having its own outside entrance

1818, “small house,” from French maisonnette, diminutive of maison “house” (11c.), from Latin mansionem (see mansion). Meaning “a part of a building let separately” is from 1912.


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