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commode

noun com·mode \kə-ˈmōd\

: a low piece of furniture with drawers or sometimes a door and shelves

: a chair with a hole in the seat and a pot underneath that is used as a toilet

Full Definition of COMMODE

1
:  a woman's ornate cap popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
2
a :  a low chest of drawers
b :  a movable washstand with a cupboard underneath
c :  a boxlike structure holding a chamber pot under an open seat; also :  chamber pot
d :  toilet 3b
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Examples of COMMODE

  1. There are towels in the cabinet above the commode.

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Origin of COMMODE

French, from commode, adjective, suitable, convenient, from Latin commodus, from com- + modus measure — more at mete
First Known Use: circa 1688

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

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