man cave

noun

Definition of man cave 

: a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

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Rooms are programmed for specific activities: craft rooms, man caves, movie theaters. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "Building houses that grow with us," 14 Nov. 2018 Dropped the boy off at school, worked out, let the dogs outside and began chilling like a boss in my man cave in the basement. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "The Internet Cannot Handle This Dad's Story About His Toddler's Literal S--t Storm," 19 May 2017 The man caves and patios of Houston are awash with seats removed from the Dome and sold via the county. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians flock to the Astrodome for one last look inside before renovations begin," 9 Apr. 2018 Other themes throughout the year include man cave decor, vintage clothing, antique bottles and holiday collectibles. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018 Upstairs is another restaurant with a different concept, also owned by Cholak's father: Mike's Sportbook & Meat Bar, a man cave made up of a bar and a wide, open patio dotted with heat lamps. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet Rachael Cholak, the girl with the doughnut tattoos," 25 June 2018 Marr plans to use the seats for his man cave as well. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings fans scoop up Joe Louis Arena chairs, slice of history," 15 May 2018 The room could be used as a home theater, a man cave or an office. Karen A. Avitabile, courant.com, "Property of the week: 17 Hickory Lane, West Hartford," 11 Aug. 2017 An airplane hangar that’s also a garage That’s also a man cave. Brett Clarkson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Unique vacation rentals in Florida include tree houses, hangars, huts and yurts," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of man cave

1992, in the meaning defined above

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