mudroom

noun
mud·​room | \ ˈməd-ˌrüm How to pronounce mudroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of mudroom

: a room in a house designed especially for the shedding of dirty or wet footwear and clothing and located typically off the kitchen or in the basement

Examples of mudroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New York interior designer Todd Klein agrees that family photos should stay in a home’s private spaces — the master bedroom, the dressing room, the mudroom - for three reasons. Elizabeth Mayhew, chicagotribune.com, "How to display your — thousands — of photos," 16 Oct. 2019 In the 1990s, architect David Jenkins of Divo Design enhanced the house with more windows and decks plus skylights, gourmet kitchen features, ceiling-hung teak-and-glass display cabinets and a mudroom-butler’s pantry. oregonlive, "Portland midcentury modern on 10 acres in Forest Park hits market for first time," 14 Oct. 2019 An entry mudroom opens to a foyer that foreshadows the rich hardwood floors and ornate details found throughout the home. BostonGlobe.com, "$725,000," 5 Oct. 2019 New York interior designer Todd Klein agrees that family photos should stay in a home’s private spaces — the master bedroom, the dressing room, the mudroom — for three reasons. Elizabeth Mayhew, Washington Post, "Our lives are saturated with family photos. Why does it feel so hard to hang them?," 17 Sep. 2019 Your mudroom floors are bound to get dirtier than any other place in your home. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "The House the Seal Built," 16 Sep. 2019 The kitchen also offers a bump-out with a window seat, as well as a pantry and a mudroom. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Antique look belies contemporary interior of Newburyport beauty," 1 Oct. 2019 Phase two of the project, which includes a powder room, study, and mudroom, begins this fall. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "A young designer transforms her three-bedroom East Boston fixer-upper," 5 Sep. 2019 The lower level has a great room, wet bar, wine cellar, storage, laundry room and mudroom. chicagotribune.com, "Renovated Gold Coast row house built in 1898: $4.95M," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mudroom

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Mudroom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mudroom. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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mudroom

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English Language Learners Definition of mudroom

US : a room at an entrance to a house where people can leave wet or dirty shoes and clothing

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