downstairs

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down- +‎ stair +‎ -s

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downstairs (not comparable)

  1. Located on a lower floor.
    The kids sleep in the downstairs bedroom, we sleep in the upstairs one.

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downstairs (not comparable)

  1. Living, stepping, or coming down the stairs.
    walk downstairs
  2. (figuratively) In or to hell.

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downstairs (plural downstairs)

  1. The lower floor of a house, at ground level; especially the servants’ quarters.
    • 1978, Tom Reamy, Blind Voices
      Now the two of them rattled around in the old house, even with his office and small clinic sharing the downstairs with the kitchen, parlor, and dining room.
  2. (slang, euphemistic) The genitalia.
    The wind lifted up her skirt and I caught a glimpse of her downstairs.

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