cloakroom

noun cloak·room \ ˈklōk-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of cloakroom

1 a : a room in which outdoor clothing may be placed during one's stay
b : checkroom
2 : an anteroom of a legislative chamber where members may relax and confer with colleagues
3 British : lavatory 2

Examples of cloakroom in a Sentence

  1. We left our things in the cloakroom.

  2. the lady discreetly whispered that she would be ready after a moment in the cloakroom

Recent Examples of cloakroom from the Web

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First Known Use of cloakroom

circa 1852

cloakroom Synonyms

Synonyms
bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, toilet [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, water closet
Related Words
commode, pan [British], pot; garderobe, jakes, outhouse, privy; half bath, powder room; ladies [chiefly British], ladies' room, men's room

CLOAKROOM Defined for English Language Learners

cloakroom

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Definition of cloakroom for English Language Learners

  • : a room in a public building that has toilets and sinks


CLOAKROOM Defined for Kids

cloakroom

noun cloak·room \ ˈklōk-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of cloakroom for Students

: a room (as in a school) in which coats and hats may be kept


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