chif·​fo·​robe ˈshi-fə-ˌrōb How to pronounce chifforobe (audio)
: a combination of wardrobe and chest of drawers

Illustration of chifforobe

Illustration of chifforobe

Examples of chifforobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My bunk bed became an elegant four-poster, my IKEA dresser an oaken chifforobe. Elisabeth Thomas,, 12 May 2020 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,, 12 Feb. 2018

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Word History


chiffonier + wardrobe

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chifforobe was in 1908

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“Chifforobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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