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doormat

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noun door·mat \-ˌmat\

Simple Definition of doormat

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of doormat

  1. 1 :  a mat placed before or inside a door for wiping dirt from the shoes

  2. 2 :  one that submits without protest to abuse or indignities

  3. 3 :  a team that regularly finishes last

Examples of doormat in a sentence

  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>



1665

First Known Use of doormat

1665



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