china closet


Definition of china closet

: a cabinet or cupboard for the storage or display of household china

Examples of china closet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a walk-in china closet that would make any tableware collector swoon: its felted floor-to-ceiling shelves store her vast porcelain collection. Dana Thomas, ELLE Decor, "A Glittering Aerie on the Left Bank of Paris," 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of china closet

1771, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2019

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“China closet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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