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

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Merrill carved out a pantry and mudroom and added custom white oak cabinetry to give it a modern, comforting vibe. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Reath Design Crafts a Bright, Elegant Home for a Young Family," 22 Mar. 2019 Our solution: Transform part of the room into a mudroom for corralling coats, shoes, and dog gear. Eddie Ross, House Beautiful, "Eddie Ross Offers His 4 Best Tips For Creating The Chicest Mudroom Ever," 9 Jan. 2019 Cabinetry paint, Teresa's Green; wall paint, New White; mudroom paint, Arsenic—Farrow & Ball (M); House Beautiful, "November 2012 Issue Product Guide," 20 Aug. 2012 The focal point for the 10-month renovation was to create a large kitchen, plus a combined laundry and mudroom. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "A Luxurious Dog Shower? Yup, This House Has One," 7 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, a mudroom with a shower is tucked in the back. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Charred timber cabin in Vermont is a minimalist’s dream," 25 July 2018 There is a formal entry, as well as a mudroom off of the garage that has a tile floor and a double closet. Mary Murphy,, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 There’s a half bath nearby, and a side deck off the small mudroom. Jon Gorey,, "For sale: American Foursquares in Andover and Dorchester," 29 June 2018 Thus, each home features floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood pocket windows that slide open to connect interiors to exterior patios, and mudroom lockers big enough to hold ski boots, skis, skates, and tennis racquets. Kate Betts, ELLE Decor, "A Tour of the Impeccably-Designed Silo Ridge Private Club," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of mudroom

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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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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