motel

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A motel sign

Blend of motor +‎ hotel, from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo in California, USA, established in 1925 by Arthur Heineman (1878–1974).

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motel (plural motels)

  1. (also attributive) A type of hotel or lodging establishment, often located near a major highway, which typically features a series of rooms the entrances of which are immediately adjacent to a parking lot to facilitate convenient access to automobiles parked there.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel

  1. stammerer

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m

  1. motel

Further reading[edit]

  • motel in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • motel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Polish[edit]

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motel m inan

  1. motel

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Portuguese[edit]

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motel m (plural motéis)

  1. love hotel (short-stay hotel for sex)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /mǒteːl/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tel

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mòtēl m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀те̄л)

  1. motel

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Spanish[edit]

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motel m (plural moteles)

  1. motel
  2. (Mexico) brothel, whorehouse

Turkish[edit]

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motel (definite accusative moteli, plural moteller)

  1. motel

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