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welcome mat

noun

Simple Definition of welcome mat

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of welcome mat

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

1946

First Known Use of welcome mat

1946


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