mud·​room | \ˈməd-ˌrüm, -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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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 An outdoorsy client wanted a spot in the mudroom to rinse off his climbing gear. The New York Times, New York Times, "Trends in Design and Architecture," 5 Mar. 2018 Both the foyer and the mudroom lead to the open living space of kitchen, dining and living areas. Mary Murphy,, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 Stamford fire officials determined the blaze started in a mudroom when ashes taken from a fireplace rekindled. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Stamford Property Where Christmas Fire Claimed Five Lives Is On The Market," 21 June 2018 Off the dining room is a huge updated kitchen with high ceilings and brick flooring that flows into a mudroom. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Adorable Craftsman house with inviting front porch asks $310K," 4 Apr. 2018 On the other end of the house, off the kitchen, is a second foyer entrance and mudroom, a practical yet sophisticated room with a foot-wash station large enough to bathe a muddy dog, a walk-out to the backyard and a small cozy office. Linda Hingham,, "Property of the Week: 198 Woodland Street, Glastonbury," 29 Jan. 2018 In the mudroom, beadboard lends a cottage feel, while blue paint picks up color from the bench cushion. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Redesigning a vacation home for family gatherings and the retirement years," 30 Mar. 2018

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circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mudroom

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

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