granny flat

granny flat
noun
Etymology: so called from the use of such apartments by one or more older parents of the family living in the house
: an apartment that is adjacent to the main living quarters of a house

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noun, pl ⋯ flats [count]

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ˈgranny flat f6 [granny flat] noun (BrE) (also ˈin-law apartment, ˈmother-in-law apartment, ˈin-law suite all NAmE) (informal)
a set of rooms for an old person, especially in a relative's house

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