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 The $4 million project, styled like a cabin, has new sleeping quarters, a kitchen and dining room, a dayroom and laundry room. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2022 According to the arrest report, the incident began when a jail officer asked that Cruz not drag his sandals on the ground while walking around a dayroom area. Eric Levenson, Amanda Watts And Jason Hanna, CNN, 20 Oct. 2021 Around the same time, the supervisor went into the Crystal Cove Unit and staff told her a patient was unresponsive in the dayroom, records show. Katie Rice,, 6 July 2021 Weidner opened the door to the dayroom outside Maricella’s cell., 23 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 11 July 2019 His race through the dayroom, his white t-shirt soaked in blood. Joseph Neff And Alysia Santo, USA TODAY, 25 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dayroom

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Dayroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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