One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in France and French-speaking contexts: the ground floor of a building.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Catherine Wilmot (c1773–1824). From French rez-de-chaussée from rez at the level of, use as preposition of rez, adjective (of a levelled measure) completely full + de + chaussée road.
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