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
Her doorway appears to the center left of the video, with a doormat outside the door.
Fluke are loaded up from Westport to Norwalk Islands several doormats 10-12 pounds.
The Owls also lost three games to teams ranked at least 200, including a crippling series loss at conference doormat Western Kentucky.
This doormat is the first thing guests see when entering your home.
There was a time when Kendall Crosby thought nothing of stapling another country’s flag to a runner rug and using it as a doormat.
The mats are easy to spray clean and can be used as doormats or potty-training mats for animals, Hans said.
And, as the Royals morphed from perennial doormats into a powerhouse, Holland was their ninth-inning man.
A group of factory owners met us at the chamber of commerce, where a picture of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is used as a doormat.
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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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