n room (often small, dark and unpleasant) on the top floor of a house (esp in the roof) 顶层房间; （尤指）阁楼
*a poor man living in a garret 住在阁楼的穷人. Cf 参看 attic.
1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin:
garite 'tower for keeping watch from'
, from garir 'to protect'
a small uncomfortable room at the top of a house, just under the roof
1. They dismissed their maid, they gave up their apartment, they took a garret under the roof. 他们打发掉了女仆，放弃了房子，住到了屋顶下面的阁楼里。