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

Definition of poolside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the area surrounding a swimming pool

Definition of poolside (Entry 2 of 2)

: at or near the side of a pool

Examples of poolside in a Sentence


We had lunch at the poolside.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After all, the arrival of warmer weather brings endless opportunities for carefree beach moments and relaxing by the poolside. Allure, "The 25 Best Plus-Size Swimsuits and Bikinis to Buy This Summer," 10 Apr. 2019 Out there in the balmy breezes, where the average age is far north of Madison Avenue’s desirable demographics, coolness falls away, as unnecessary and cumbersome as a poolside leather jacket. Michael Ian Black, New York Times, "Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool," 3 July 2018 Believe it or not, it's been over a year and a half since Rihanna and her bae, Hassan Jameel, left the Internet shook with their poolside PDA. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Rihanna's Boyfriend, Hassan Jameel?," 22 Feb. 2019 This chill house remix holds the bitters and dives deep into the fruity sweetness of a poolside sunset. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Maroon 5 Remixes," 5 Jan. 2018 A week after her initial post, Kunakey shared a snap of herself poolside in a two piece that played up the curvature of her stomach amidst a sea of palm trees. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This French Model’s Beach Snaps Are Pregnancy Body Confidence at Its Finest," 1 Feb. 2019 Made from ultra-thin, flexible, BPA-free polymers, these glasses are shatterproof, reusable, recyclable, made in the U.S. and perfect for occasions when proper stemware isn’t possible (i.e. travel, poolside). Stephanie Miskew, Fox News, "6 holiday gifts for the wine lover who has everything," 8 Dec. 2015 Plenty of celebrities shared ‘grams of their significant others or cute children, but Kendall Jenner found another creative way to sneak in a celebratory ‘gram...of her poolside attire. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Celebrates Thanksgiving in Tiny Blue Bikini," 24 Nov. 2018 The bikini was born at a Paris poolside photo shoot on July 5, 1946, a week before Bastille Day and in the midst a global textile shortage. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A scandalous, two-piece history of the bikini," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective

Porter said her boyfriend was sitting poolside, dangling his feet in the water with socks on when Walker approached him, telling him repeatedly to take his socks off. USA TODAY, "Woman fired after calling the police on a black man for wearing socks in community pool," 8 July 2018 The Bulgarians were poolside at a Princeton hotel the next day. Mike Jensen, Philly.com, "The World Cup is coming, and memories from '94 flood back," 13 June 2018 For those who like to get their sun in first thing, order a breakfast burrito to go and eat it poolside. Lyndsey Matthews, ELLE Decor, "This New Resort Is the Las Vegas of the Caribbean," 11 June 2018 Guests can enjoy signature Southwest specials and live music poolside at the Thirsty Cactus Bar and Grill every Saturday afternoon. azcentral, "Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes," 9 May 2018 During those times, there were also Mothers’ Day brunches served poolside outdoors. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A Cuneo Mansion tour is a summer experience not to be missed," 31 May 2018 Enjoy poolside live music Saturday afternoons and poolside Yoga class on Saturday and Sunday mornings. azcentral, "Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes," 9 May 2018 Though beach chillin', outdoor picnics, and poolside frolicking sound amazing, the UV rays, salt water, and humidity that often comes with all that can truly take a toll on your hair. Wendy Sy, Allure, "24 New Hair-Care Products You Need to Try This Summer," 26 Apr. 2018 And New Orleans weather is cooperating enough that the voice on the other end of the phone is sitting poolside. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "A confident Nikola Mirotic talks Pelicans playoffs and trade from Bulls: 'We both did what was the best for us'," 25 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of poolside

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

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