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pool·​side ˈpül-ˌsīd How to pronounce poolside (audio)
: the area surrounding a swimming pool


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adverb or adjective

: at or near the side of a pool

Examples of poolside in a Sentence

Noun We had lunch at the poolside.
Recent Examples on the Web
Grab rooms at the adults-only hotel The Aster, with 35 suites roomy enough to share and amenities like a poolside cocktail bar and private cinema. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 20 Feb. 2024 During your stay, wander around the grounds, cozy up in your ocean-view suite, lounge in the poolside cabana, grab a bite at the open-air restaurant, or swim at Wailea Beach. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2024 Once settled, head up to the rooftop to enjoy a private poolside cabana with lunch for two, followed by a 90-minute couples massage in the villa’s second bedroom. Devorah Lev-Tov, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 Between the beachfront taco shack Coccoloba and a separate poolside bar and grill, don’t skip the fish tacos, lobster roll or the creamy piña colada. Shayne Benowitz, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Neither poolside splashes nor a rinse under the faucet should be an issue. PCMAG, 6 Feb. 2024 And the Pineapple Club, the resort's poolside eatery, will relaunch with a brand-new menu and additional cabana seating with an adults-only section and extended service to the marina deck. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 3 Feb. 2024 There are three dining options at the hotel, including the poolside walk-up window. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 The work set the stage for some of Hockney’s most renowned poolside pieces, including Sunbather (1966), A Bigger Splash (1967) and Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972). Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Jan. 2024
Adverb or adjective
The one-shoulder one-piece suits comes in a variety of bold color combinations that are sure to turn heads poolside. Leila Najafi, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2021 Throwing caution to the wind by kicking it poolside or even hitting the beach this summer? Courtney E. Smith, refinery29.com, 29 May 2020 The shirtless pics of the famously fit actor were taken poolside during his Italian vacation with Bonet days after attending Kravitz‘s wedding in France. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 7 Jan. 2020 And yesterday, the world got when the SKIMS founder shared bikini snaps featuring herself poolside, thanks to Kanye's handiwork. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Feb. 2020 Openaire, Los Angeles, CA This greenhouse restaurant sits poolside at the LINE Hotel. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, 10 Mar. 2020 On February 23, Shiann posted an Instagram of herself poolside at the Mondrian Los Angeles with her fellow contestant Tammy Ly, and BiP alums Demi Burnett, Katie Morton, and Onyeka Ehie (above). Lia Beck, refinery29.com, 2 Mar. 2020 That rumor was confirmed when they were photographed poolside at a hotel in Miami in November. Marie Claire, 31 Dec. 2019 Sadly, he was reduced to lying poolside under an umbrella while his buddies teed off. Larry David, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1921, in the meaning defined above

Adverb Or Adjective

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poolside was in 1921

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“Poolside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poolside. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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