ar·​moire | \ ärm-ˈwär How to pronounce armoire (audio) , Southern also ˈär-mər \

Definition of armoire

: a usually tall cupboard or wardrobe

Examples of armoire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inky armoire and art framing add a bit of daring to the space, the designer said. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 20 May 2022 The refrigerator looks more like an armoire cabinet. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 7 May 2022 In one video, Jeanine describes how her brother convinced her to jump off an armoire with an umbrella and try to fly like Mary Poppins. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Standing in the doorway of their mother Carla Joi Farmer’s bedroom, Camirin Farmer took it all in: a towering afro, thick layers of soft cascading waves; dreadlocks accented with purple and platinum pieces; long braids perched on top of an armoire. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2022 Why keep lugging such a heavy armoire from rental property to rental property? Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, 7 Jan. 2022 Guests can rummage throughout the cave and find hidden surprises like an armoire stocked with green furry pants, a mannequin with an in-development Santa costume and all sorts of fabulous Who-contraptions. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 3 Dec. 2021 The house is also outfitted with all of Grinch's gadgets, including a sophisticated coffee machine and an armoire with green furry pants. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2021 On Wednesday, the company unveiled its 2021 calendar, which takes the form of an armoire-style, four-foot-tall white oak cabinet. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of armoire

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armoire

borrowed from Middle French, alteration (by insertion of /w/ between the labial /m/ and the vowel) of Old French armaire, almaire, aumaire "cabinet with shelves for keeping books or precious objects," from earlier armairie, borrowed from Latin armārium "cabinet, cupboard, bookcase," from arma "implements of war, weapons, equipment" + -ārium -ary entry 1 — more at arm entry 3

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27 May 2022

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“Armoire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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