easy chair


: a roomy upholstered chair

Examples of easy chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just down the street at Mum’s The Word — equal parts cafe and cocktail bar — locals slip into retro easy chairs for drinks like Mum’s Cold Brew Manhattan (14.75 dollars), a potent mix of cold brew, whisky and kahlua. Remy Scalza, New York Times, 25 May 2023 In the lodge, most of the family played games while Christy sat in a soft easy chair by the fire, beaming at everyone. Robert Kolker, New York Times, 20 July 2023 After the parade, Fetterman settles into an easy chair by a window in the converted car dealership in Braddock that his family calls home. Molly Ball, Time, 20 July 2023 The water turned glass calm, and the bass retired to their easy chairs for the night. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 18 June 2023 Some of his own favorite designs were featured too: a beautiful teapot in sterling silver, rustic cast-iron candleholders, large bowls and trays in exotic wood types, and a couple of his distinctive easy chairs in Brazilian rosewood with a chromed steel frame. The Editors, Curbed, 10 Mar. 2023 An easy chair, and a piano. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2022 And now he’s canted back in his brown leather easy chair, a large, white-haired man in a green zip-up sweater. Bill Donahue, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 Virginia Downing, 70, of Southwest Portland has fond memories of her mother leaning back in an easy chair, sipping coffee and working a crossword puzzle for relaxation. Jeastman, oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of easy chair was in 1621

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“Easy chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20chair. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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