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doormat

noun door·mat \-ˌmat\

: a mat that you put on the floor or ground on one side of a door so that people can wipe the bottoms of their shoes on it

: someone who is treated badly by other people and does not complain

Full Definition of DOORMAT

1
:  a mat placed before or inside a door for wiping dirt from the shoes
2
:  one that submits without protest to abuse or indignities
3
:  a team that regularly finishes last

Examples of DOORMAT

  1. She was tired of being a doormat and decided it was time to stand up for herself.
  2. <a doormat who always gave in to his father's demands>

First Known Use of DOORMAT

1665

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