dayroom

noun
day·​room | \ ˈdā-ˌrüm How to pronounce dayroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of dayroom

: a room (as in a hospital) equipped for relaxation and recreation

Examples of dayroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the dayroom, women spread out into almost every corner of the cozy space and sort through underwear, socks, pants and shirts. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "'One time of day they're not harassed': Step inside the Louisville women’s day shelter," 7 Nov. 2019 Arnold Schwarzenegger started sending California inmates to private out-of-state prisons to relieve crowding in prisons where nearly 20,000 inmates were bunked three-deep in gymnasiums and dayrooms. Washington Post, "California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons," 11 Oct. 2019 Cynthia Brann, commissioner of the Department of Correction, displayed a rendering of the facilities that showed a large dayroom surrounded by jail cells, all bathed in sunlight. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019 His race through the dayroom, his white t-shirt soaked in blood. Joseph Neff And Alysia Santo, USA TODAY, "What happened when this prison couldn't hire enough guards? It put gangs in charge," 25 June 2019 Cynthia Brann, commissioner of the Department of Correction, displayed a rendering of the facilities that showed a large dayroom surrounded by jail cells, all bathed in sunlight. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019 Cynthia Brann, commissioner of the Department of Correction, displayed a rendering of the facilities that showed a large dayroom surrounded by jail cells, all bathed in sunlight. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019 Cynthia Brann, commissioner of the Department of Correction, displayed a rendering of the facilities that showed a large dayroom surrounded by jail cells, all bathed in sunlight. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019 Cynthia Brann, commissioner of the Department of Correction, displayed a rendering of the facilities that showed a large dayroom surrounded by jail cells, all bathed in sunlight. Fox News, "New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of dayroom

1823, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2020

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“Dayroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayroom. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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dayroom

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English Language Learners Definition of dayroom

: a room in a hospital, prison, etc., where people can watch television, talk, etc.

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