coatroom

noun

coat·​room ˈkōt-ˌrüm How to pronounce coatroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m

Examples of coatroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In New York, at the turn of the twentieth century, some enterprising concessionaires paid restaurants thousands of dollars a year to run their coatrooms. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023 Some of the posts said police arrived at the scene and ran straight to the coatroom. Fox News, 12 Mar. 2022 At a more formal party, coats should be butlered by staff, rather than having guests queue up at a coatroom. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Oct. 2021 Selldorf would excise the staircase, move the coatroom downstairs, and promote the bookstore upstairs, to a new level found by dropping the ticket hall’s ceiling and raising its roof. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, 13 Apr. 2018 The first stop Hope and Walter D’Agostino made was the coatroom. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 10 Dec. 2017 The two neighborhood joints shared a coatroom, and patrons could move freely through a passageway, usually beginning with dinner at Uzie's and ending with cocktails at Hoexter's. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, 4 Sep. 2013 Despite the restaurant-within-a-club’s location in a glorified coatroom, there seemed to be an awful lot of equipment and flair packed into that tiny space. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, 9 Apr. 2017 Hopps wrote about seeing important art in their house hung everywhere, even on a coatroom door. Catherine Wagley, latimes.com, 9 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coatroom was in 1870

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“Coatroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coatroom. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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coatroom

noun
coat·​room ˈkōt-ˌrüm How to pronounce coatroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m

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