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commode

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noun com·mode \kə-ˈmōd\

Simple Definition of commode

  • : 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. 1 :  a woman's ornate cap popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries

  2. 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

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

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