vestiary

noun

ves·​ti·​ary ˈve-stē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce vestiary (audio)
ˈvesh-chē-
1
: a room where clothing is kept
2

Examples of vestiary in a Sentence

in Gainsborough's paintings women are almost always portrayed in a varicolored vestiary of satin and silk

Word History

Etymology

Middle English vestiarie, from Latin vestiarium — more at vestry

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vestiary was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Vestiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vestiary. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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