welcome mat


welcome mat

noun

: a small rug that is placed by the door of a person's house, apartment, etc., for guests to wipe their feet on before entering

Full Definition of WELCOME MAT

:  something likened to a mat placed before an entrance as a sign of welcome <put out the welcome mat for foreign investors>

First Known Use of WELCOME MAT

1946

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: weld (verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: welcome home
All Words Near: welcome mat

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up welcome mat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).