chif·​fo·​robe | \ ˈshi-fə-ˌrōb How to pronounce chifforobe (audio) \

Definition of chifforobe

: a combination of wardrobe and chest of drawers

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Examples of chifforobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And so his initial impulse maybe in the work was to also elevate me and put me in these settings with partridges and scepters, and thrones and chifforobes and mounting me on horses. Tierney Mcafee,, "Barack and Michelle Obama Unveil Their New Official Portraits," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chifforobe

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chifforobe

chiffonier + wardrobe

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“Chifforobe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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