A garret is a room at the very top of a house, just underneath the roof. If you don't have enough money to rent a proper room, you might be able to rent a garret.

Garret comes from the old French word guerite, which means "watchtower" or "sentry box." These days, a garret has nothing to do with war; it simply means the little room at the very top of a building, which is also called an attic. The idea of living in a garret is romantically associated with being a starving artist — great if you don't mind hunger and stooping over all the time because the roof is so low.

Definitions of garret

n floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

attic, loft
a small loft or garret
hayloft, haymow, mow
a loft in a barn where hay is stored
Type of:
floor, level, storey, story
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

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