creature comfort

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Etymology[edit]

creature + comfort, in the sense of basic comforts enjoyed by lower creatures.

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Noun[edit]

creature comfort ‎(plural creature comforts)

  1. (idiomatic, often plural) Any small item or detail that makes a person feel comfortable and at home.
    My stereo is a creature comfort. As long as I have it I can relax and be happy.
    On weekends, she enjoys creature comforts like sleeping in and long baths.
    • 2012 March 22, Scott Tobias, “The Hunger Games”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 23 March 2012:
      The opening crawl (and a stirring propaganda movie) informs us that "The Hunger Games" are an annual event in Panem, a North American nation divided into 12 different districts, each in service to the Capitol, a wealthy metropolis that owes its creature comforts to an oppressive dictatorship.