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See also: Garderobe and garde-robe



From Middle French garderobe, from garder (to keep) + robe (robe, dress).



garderobe (plural garderobes)

  1. (historical) A store room or wardrobe.
  2. (historical) A lavatory, especially in a castle and built into the outer wall, with vent directly over the moat or midden.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 444:
      He splashed some tepid water on his face from the basin beside his bed and took his time squatting in the garderobe, the night air cold on his bare skin.