futon

noun
fu·ton | \ˈfü-ˌtän \
plural futons also futon

Definition of futon 

: a usually cotton-filled mattress used on the floor or in a frame as a bed, couch, or chair

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After taking the drug, the patient lies on a futon amid candles and fresh flowers, listening to music. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’," 1 May 2018 After taking the drug, the patient lies on a futon amid candles and fresh flowers, listening to music. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’," 1 May 2018 After taking the drug, the patient lies on a futon amid candles and fresh flowers, listening to music. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’," 1 May 2018 After taking the drug, the patient lies on a futon amid candles and fresh flowers, listening to music. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’," 1 May 2018 After taking the drug, the patient lies on a futon amid candles and fresh flowers, listening to music. Author: Dave Philipps, Anchorage Daily News, "Ecstasy as PTSD relief for soldiers: ‘I was able to forgive myself’," 2 May 2018 Horn was born in Taiwan and grew up in a Japanese-style house there, sleeping on futons and bathing in a traditional wooden soaking tub. Vanessa Lawrence And ·, ELLE Decor, "How a Japanese House in Upstate New York Found Its Zen," 19 Apr. 2018 The missing items included a boiler, metal kitchen chair, metal kitchen table legs, a lawn trailer, metal from a futon bed and copper baseboard feeder lines. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Drunk driver arrested after traveling 120 MPH on I-77: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 12 Apr. 2018 His body, the futon and floor around it were completely dry. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "CLEANING UP AFTER THE DEAD," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of futon

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for futon

Japanese

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The first known use of futon was in 1876

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futon

noun

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: a mattress that is used on the floor or in a frame as a bed, couch, or chair

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