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Etymology 1Edit

Unclear, possibly from settle (seat, long bench) +‎ -ee (diminutive suffix)

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settee (plural settees)

  1. A long seat with a back, made to accommodate several persons at once; a sofa.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, The Subtle Minotaur,[1] chapter 18:
      The lounge was furnished in old English oak and big Knole settees. There were rugs from Tabriz and Kerman on the highly polished floor. [] A table lamp was fashioned from a silver Egyptian hookah.
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Etymology 2Edit

From French scétie, scitie.

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settee (plural settees)

  1. A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean.

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