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 Everyone needs a solid pair of flip-flops to rock all summer long, and these Printed Thin Flip-Flops are perfect for sitting poolside. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 7 best bags, shoes and more you can buy from Tory Burch's Semi-Annual Sale," 19 June 2020 If maintaining physical distance is difficult, the CDC suggests wearing a cloth face covering while sunbathing on the sand or relaxing poolside. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Is It Safe to Swim During COVID-19? Here's What to Know About the Risks," 1 June 2020 Hotels like Palazzo Daniele in Puglia are organizing private breakfasts, set out poolside or in their gardens. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Travel Will Change," 29 May 2020 Many in the country remain on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, and there will be fewer blockbuster theater releases and poolside parties than before. Nina Huang, EW.com, "The best TV deals to shop this Memorial Day — including a Samsung TV for $1,500 off," 21 May 2020 The complex has a resort-style pool with poolside cabanas, firepit, outdoor kitchens and a dog park. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Real estate transactions: Venture Global LNG expands downtown Houston office," 15 May 2020 The first look showed Cardi poolside wearing a Louis Vuitton bikini (in a Murakami monogram print). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Cardi B Hits the Beach in a Dress with Gigantic Orange Wings," 16 Oct. 2019 On Wednesday, Spears, 37, shared a video compiled of clips that show her and Asghari, 25, dancing poolside. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Britney Spears Dances with Sam Asghari and Gives Him a Kiss by the Pool: 'What a Fun Summer'," 18 July 2019 Later, head to DECK at the Queen Kapiolani for a poolside nightcap of a Napa red, or order room service with a bottle of Cava and just totally unwind in your elegant room at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel for the evening. Sunset Magazine, "Seek out These Hidden Gems for a Secluded Hawaii Getaway," 21 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective Throwing caution to the wind by kicking it poolside or even hitting the beach this summer? Courtney E. Smith, refinery29.com, "Splish Splash, Here Are All The Songs You Need To Soundtrack Your (At Home) Pool Party," 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, "Jason Momoa Says He Ditched His Golden Globes Jacket to 'Take Care' of His Cold 'Wifey'," 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, "Kim Kardashian West's Steamy Bikini Flicks Were Shot by Kanye West," 20 Feb. 2020 Openaire, Los Angeles, CA This greenhouse restaurant sits poolside at the LINE Hotel. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, "Rethink Plant-Based Dining: These Restaurants and Bars Have Incredible Houseplants and Florals," 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, "Shiann’s Post-Bachelor Lifestyle Has Paradise Written All Over It," 2 Mar. 2020 That rumor was confirmed when they were photographed poolside at a hotel in Miami in November. Marie Claire, "2019 Was the Year of Public Licking," 31 Dec. 2019 Sadly, he was reduced to lying poolside under an umbrella while his buddies teed off. Larry David, The New Yorker, "On the First-World Campaign Trail," 11 Nov. 2019 The previous year, Falk had gone to Flushing, Queens, and positioned himself poolside to capture the Aquazanies, an acrobatic diving troupe. Anika Burgess, New York Times, "Every Photo Tells a Story. His Spoke Volumes.," 6 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 5 Jul. 2020.

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

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