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 McMansions formulated this idea of a room for everything — a wrapping room, a man cave, a theater, a bar — and brought so much of public life into the house. New York Times, "What Does Home Mean to Us? Not the Same Thing It Did Before the Pandemic," 23 Mar. 2021 Roger Goodell's leaving his man cave for this year's NFL draft. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, "No basement blues: Goodell on hand for draft in Cleveland," 22 Mar. 2021 This James Harden framed art is worthy of being the focal point of a man cave. Micolette Davis, Chron, "Gifts for Houston sports fans that aren't just hats and t-shirts," 23 Nov. 2020 The lower level has a frameless glass wine cellar and a man cave bonus room with a bathroom. oregonlive, "Portland area homes that sold for more than $1 million during the pandemic include historic mansions," 7 Nov. 2020 As Amelotte’s personal representative, Johnson took on the task of selling the man cave after his friend died. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer,, "Beer lover covered the walls of his Florida condo with empty cans of his beloved brew," 29 Sep. 2020 But prosecutors have always said the man cave story is made up. Marc Freeman,, "A polo multimillionaire went to prison over deadly DUI crash. Now John Goodman claims new proof could free him.," 18 Sep. 2020 Among the amenities inside the 11,000-square-foot home -- with six bedrooms and 10 baths -- is an elevator, cigar room with air purification system, a man cave, a loft area with a morning bar and a billiards room with a wet bar. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Lou Holtz is selling $4.5 million Orlando mansion with man cave, cigar room and trophy rotunda," 15 Sep. 2020 Where the first floor was designed largely with Connie in mind, the den was meant to be the perfect man cave for Jim. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Melissa McCarthy Joined The Property Brothers on ‘Celebrity IOU’ for a Hilarious and Heartwarming Reno," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of man cave

1992, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2021

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“Man cave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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