cloakroom

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From cloak +‎ room

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cloakroom ‎(plural cloakrooms)

  1. A room intended for holding guests' cloaks and other heavy outerwear, as at a theater.
  2. (Britain) A room intended for holding luggage, as at an airport.
  3. A private lounge next to a legislative chamber.
  4. (Britain, euphemistic) A lavatory, now particularly a small secondary lavatory or a men's room.

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  • "ˈcloak-room, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary (1891), Oxford: Oxford University Press.