man cave


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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Recent Examples on the Web Now a search of my son Sawyer’s bedroom and his man cave turned up three. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Silver-WHERE? The forks are not strong in this family," 11 Jan. 2020 Following the light show, the women separated to have some girl time while sipping on cocktails and enjoying massage chairs, as the men moved into a man cave, complete with sports, bonding, cognac, whiskey and cigars. Elissa Rosen,, "Inside Tyrese Gibson's Private Pajama Birthday Party: 'Best Night Ever'," 31 Dec. 2019 Now, Bloomfield has a man cave set up, complete with NFL Sunday Ticket. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "A Browns fan from the beginning, this D.C. transplant still roots for his hometown team," 13 Dec. 2019 The home features a man cave that has an 800-bottle wine room and a backyard that has multiple seating areas and a diving pool. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Former Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely sells $2.35M lakefront estate southeast of Phoenix," 21 Oct. 2019 The poems furnish an elegant bachelor space, a man cave with soft touches and a long prospect on the past, in which Wright’s memories, like lightning bugs, appear. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Many Voices of Charles Wright," 4 Nov. 2019 The gym was the ultimate man cave for powerful political men. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "Cokie Roberts used a local voice to help shatter the glass of the congressional ceiling: Phillip Morris," 22 Sep. 2019 The show knew our loyalties were with the women and that Monica might not survive making breakfast in a man cave. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "‘Friends’ Is Turning 25. Here’s Why We Can’t Stop Watching it.," 5 Sep. 2019 The home has a basement-level man cave with a bar and a 300-bottle wine room. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion with putting green, guest house sells for $5.6M," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of man cave

1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Man cave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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