poolside

noun
pool·​side | \ ˈpül-ˌsīd How to pronounce poolside (audio) \

Definition of poolside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the area surrounding a swimming pool

poolside

adverb or adjective

Definition of poolside (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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: Noun The evening was reserved for their take on a traditional sangeet, hosted poolside at a nearby property, Radhoo Tulum. Praachi Raniwala, Vogue, 27 June 2022 The slideshow, posted to Instagram, includes selfies and pictures of the two lounging poolside, as well as some rather interesting shots of Kardashian propping her feet against Davidson's bare, tattooed torso. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 July 2022 Instagram grid is filled with wholesome photos of her family lounging poolside. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 2 June 2022 The actor celebrated her milestone 50th birthday poolside over the weekend, wearing an itty-bitty bikini from the Fendi x Versace collaboration. Sam Reed, Glamour, 31 May 2022 Summer fragrances should be versatile enough to take you from lounging beachside or poolside to brunch to a night out. Kristin Corpuz, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 Timeless in their silhouettes and quietly luxe in their fabrication, the two seating options will easily make a handsome addition to most any garden, poolside or yacht deck. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 22 June 2022 After the poolside hang, Megan headed home in a car with Lanez, his driver, and her former best friend from Houston, Kelsey Harris. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2022 Here are our top picks for pool/poolside accessories to make your pool day more enjoyable. Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 14 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: 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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First Known Use of poolside

Noun

1921, in the meaning defined above

Adverb or adjective

1973, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

31 Jul 2022

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“Poolside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poolside. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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