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

Definition of poolside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the area surrounding a swimming pool


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 Of course, the obligatory poolside margarita and Mexican staples such as chips and guacamole will be on offer as well. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Enjoy your tunes poolside—or even in the pool!—with this wireless, waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Catie Parrish, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 May 2021 And many of the teeming vignettes are placed in sunny poolside locales reminiscent of David Hockney’s L.A. period, although maybe the settings simply reflect the Southern California upbringing of Uhlir, who’s now based in D.C. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Chromat Bring the runway poolside with an edgy pick from Chromat. Erin Parker, Glamour, 27 Apr. 2021 French Pool Toy makes a Piquepoul in the best package, an unbreakable wine bottle perfect for drinking poolside. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, 13 May 2021 The pool is deep enough to do laps but shallow enough to just stand around in with drink in hand (margaritas, mojitos and micheladas are delivered poolside). Anne Bratskeir, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2021 Warmer weather calls for spending more time outdoors like poolside and at the beach. Colin Daniels, Chron, 7 Apr. 2021 While lounging poolside or reading in the pool house, the lake is always in view. Dallas News, 27 Apr. 2021 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

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First Known Use of poolside


1921, in the meaning defined above

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Poolside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poolside. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of poolside

: the area next to or near the side of a swimming pool

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