\ ˈdȯrm How to pronounce dorm (audio) \
plural dorms

Definition of dorm

: dormitory In Norway, Tonya and Kerrigan were housed in the same dorm on the campus of the Toneheim Music School.— Randall Sullivan … writing about differences between coed dorms and single-sex dorms.— Karen Frantz The pigeons descend on her, fluttering noisily as she makes her way to a bench outside my freshman dorm.— Julie Zickefoose

Examples of dorm in a Sentence

We all lived in the same dorm during our sophomore year.
Recent Examples on the Web Training instructors are no longer allowed in the dorm while trainees are cleaning up. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 14 May 2021 That list included three people who did not live in the dorm: two women and Alkiohn Dunkins, a member of the college's football team. NBC News, 28 Sep. 2020 Paul allegedly tried to rape Smart in his dorm room before killing her, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said in 2021. Kc Baker,, 18 July 2022 On some nights, when her dorm room here turns dark and the church bells stop ringing, the young trumpet player thinks about the distant afternoon when her uncle took her to the graveyard to gather stones. New York Times, 13 July 2022 After the incident, Westland returned to his dorm room and began to have soreness in his right hip and noticed minor abrasions, the report said. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2022 This wall art from the second season brings a Demogorgon throwback moment to your bedroom or dorm room. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2022 One of the easiest ways to fit more into your tiny dorm room? House Beautiful, 5 July 2022 Shilpa Yarlagadda, who is based in New York City, started the fine jewelry company in 2017 in her Harvard dorm room with the mission to close the gender gap, particularly in entrepreneurship. Erin Hill,, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dorm

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Dorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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