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 The mudroom now flows well with the rest of the space, Kellie said. Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune, "'70s house in Edina gets open floor plan for casual living," 6 Nov. 2020 Just off the kitchen are a mudroom, the laundry room and a large space that can be a tech area or a storage room. Dallas News, "Preston Trails Homes offers 1-acre modern farmhouse," 4 Oct. 2020 The mudroom, which is basically an enclosed porch addition that Drummond estimates was built in the 1920s, provides entry into the kitchen from the back of the house. Georgie Silvarole, USA TODAY, "How a New York couple uncovered a bootlegger's 100-year-old stash hidden in their home," 8 Dec. 2020 The mudroom stands ready to hold boots when the weather turns cooler. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Modern style, but on a budget," 23 Oct. 2020 The fridge is hanging open, and so are the mudroom cabinets, ransacked for any useful gear. Natalie Krebs, Field & Stream, "Giving Up the Ghosts," 5 Oct. 2020 The primary and guest suites are downstairs, along with a study, laundry room and mudroom. Dallas News, "Firm: Fall is an ideal time to buy a home," 25 Oct. 2020 Don't miss the handy mudroom with plenty of room for organization. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Efficient details make home feel spacious," 16 Oct. 2020 The Georgian Revival, built in 1929, had a capacious floor plan that would allow for a guest room, a bedroom for each of the children, a family kitchen, a mudroom, and—most alluring—a private library at the far end of the house. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "This Is the Room Where Jon Meacham Makes History," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of mudroom

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mudroom was circa 1950

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29 Dec 2020

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“Mudroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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