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

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It was supposed to be a stopgap alternative to freeing inmates from prisons so crowded that inmates were bunked three-deep in gymnasiums and dayrooms. USA TODAY, "Troll trail, coal train derailment, geyser record: News from around our 50 states," 27 June 2019 Prisoners were sleeping in gyms, hallways and dayrooms. ProPublica, "Cruel and Unusual: A Guide to California’s Broken Prisons and the Fight to Fix Them," 28 May 2019 The emergency beds were put in dayrooms in the pods, which individual cells look out on. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Immigrant inmates at Youngstown prison complain of crowded conditions," 3 June 2019 According to arrest documents, Orphee was involved with breaking up a scuffle in the dayroom area of Pod 2A inside the jail. Ken Daley, NOLA.com, "Malfeasance charge dropped against Orleans jail deputy in pepper-spraying case," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of dayroom

1823, in the meaning defined above

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dayroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dayroom

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

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