ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio)
roomier; roomiest
: having ample room : spacious
of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding
roominess noun

Example Sentences

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the roomy main compartment, the convertible bag has a large zip pocket plus two smaller pockets for holding items like cards or earpods. Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 31 Jan. 2023 Our Textiles Lab experts like this Dagne Dover pick for traveling thanks to its roomy interior compartment and organizational pockets. Good Housekeeping, 6 Dec. 2022 The slick, elegant design still has plenty of functionality, with a ton of internal organization options inside the roomy main compartment. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2022 Some trousers only have fake pockets, but this pick has five real pockets that are roomy enough to fit your phone and other necessities. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 7 Oct. 2022 This pick from Colzer is roomy enough for storing up to 110 bottles, yet compact enough to fit most living spaces. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2022 This armchair has all the makings of a classic easy chair: wood frame, neutral upholstery and a roomy wide seat. Heath Owens, Good Housekeeping, 26 Oct. 2022 The outer face fabric, made with recycled nylon Pertex, is wind- and water-resistant (with PFC-free DWR), and the two mid-torso pockets are roomy enough for stashing gloves and a hat. Svati Kirsten Narula, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 The slightly oversized fit of the blazer plus the floor-grazing hem of the baggy pants reads effortless, while a slim baselayer turtleneck keeps your ‘fit from feeling sloppy—ideal for anyone worried about drowning in too-roomy silhouettes. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of roomy was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Roomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio)
roomier; roomiest
: having plenty of room
roominess noun

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