day·​room ˈdā-ˌrüm How to pronounce dayroom (audio)
: a room (as in a hospital) equipped for relaxation and recreation

Examples of dayroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After inspecting the jail, an independent monitor cited instances on other floors where inmates were either alone in their cells or handcuffed to tables in the dayroom. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Some of his spades partners from the dayroom eventually joined him. Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 One afternoon earlier this year, a group of new guys sat in the common area of Lancaster’s dayroom. Kunlyna Tauch, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Aug. 2023 Eventually, the jailers ordered all of the inmates to the dayroom and left them there for a few hours before interviewing them about what happened. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2023 Another was vomiting in the trash can in the dayroom. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2023 He was granted other privileges, including the freedom to walk around a dayroom and to eat in the general dining room. Edward Kiersh, SPIN, 11 Feb. 2023 The station includes 10 private bunk rooms, four restrooms, a dayroom with a kitchen at one end, offices, work rooms, a locked medical supply room off the bay, and conference/training room with audio visual capabilities. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dayroom was in 1823

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“Dayroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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