Meaning of “below/above stairs” in the English Dictionary

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"below/above stairs" in British English

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below/above stairs

UK old use

In a large house, below stairs was the part of the house in which the servants worked and lived, and above stairs was the part in which the family of the owner of the house lived.

(Definition of “below/above stairs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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