welcome mat

noun

Definition of welcome mat

  1. :  something likened to a mat placed before an entrance as a sign of welcome put out the welcome mat for foreign investors

First Known Use of welcome mat

1946


WELCOME MAT Defined for English Language Learners

welcome mat

noun

Definition of welcome mat for English Language Learners

  • : a small rug that is placed by the door of a person's house, apartment, etc., for guests to wipe their feet on before entering

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