chairdrobe

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English[edit]

Chairdrobe

Etymology[edit]

Blend of chair +‎ wardrobe

Noun[edit]

chairdrobe (plural chairdrobes)

  1. (slang) A chair on which someone stores clothing that has been worn but which is not yet too dirty to wear again.
    • 2013, Basil John, Sharing: An Imperfect Recollection, →ISBN:
      And to the left of it, and near the foot of a bed, is the chairdrobe (the old and elegant chair too fragile for anyone to contemplate sitting on) and to his left; a small bedside chest of drawers.
    • 2013 September 5, Nicholas Lezard, “The shame of waking up in bed with the succubus Mistress Motivator”, in New Statesman:
      This didn’t make it to the scholar’s mistress but I did find it on the chairdrobe, which gives you a little peek, if you ever wanted one, into the state of my bedroom.
    • 2014, Heidi Julavits, ‎Leanne Shapton, ‎& Sheila Heti, Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear, →ISBN:
      I noted the chairdrobe in almost every bedroom I entered thoughout university.