Definition of doormat
1 : a mat placed before or inside a door for wiping dirt from the shoes
2 : one that submits without protest to abuse or indignities
3 : a team that regularly finishes last
Examples of doormat in a Sentence
She was tired of being a doormat and decided it was time to stand up for herself.
a doormat who always gave in to his father's demands
Recent Examples of doormat from the Web
The Owls also lost three games to teams ranked at least 200, including a crippling series loss at conference doormat Western Kentucky.
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First Known Use of doormat
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Definition of doormat for English Language Learners
: a mat that you put on the floor or ground on one side of a door so that people can wipe the bottoms of their shoes on it
: someone who is treated badly by other people and does not complain
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