noun Date: circa 1852 1. a. a room in which outdoor clothing may be placed during one's stay b. checkroom 2. an anteroom of a legislative chamber where members may relax and confer with colleagues 3. British lavatory 2

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  • Cloakroom — Cloak room , n. A room, attached to any place of public resort, where cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloakroom — 1852, from CLOAK (Cf. cloak) (n.) + ROOM (Cf. room) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cloakroom — ► NOUN 1) a room in a public building where outdoor clothes and bags may be left. 2) Brit. a room that contains a toilet or toilets …   English terms dictionary

  • cloakroom — [klōk′ro͞om΄] n. a room where hats, coats, umbrellas, etc. can be left temporarily …   English World dictionary

  • Cloakroom — A cloakroom, or sometimes coatroom, is a room for people to hang their cloaks. They are typically found inside large buildings, such as gymnasiums, schools, churches or meeting halls. In the UK a cloakroom may also be a lavatory. The word is… …   Wikipedia

  • cloakroom — [[t]klo͟ʊkruːm[/t]] cloakrooms 1) N COUNT In a public building, the cloakroom is the place where people can leave their coats, umbrellas, and so on. ...a cloakroom attendant. 2) N COUNT A cloakroom is a room containing toilets in a public… …   English dictionary

  • cloakroom — coatroom coatroom n. a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily; called also {cloakroom}. Syn: cloakroom. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloakroom — UK [ˈkləʊkˌruːm] / US [ˈkloʊkˌrum] noun [countable] Word forms cloakroom : singular cloakroom plural cloakrooms 1) a room in a theatre, restaurant etc where people can leave their coats 2) British a room with toilets in a theatre, restaurant etc …   English dictionary

  • cloakroom — noun Cloakroom is used before these nouns: ↑attendant …   Collocations dictionary

  • cloakroom — cloak|room [ˈkləukrum, ru:m US ˈklouk ] n 1.) a small room where you can leave your coat American Equivalent: coatroom 2.) BrE a room in a public building where there are toilets used when you want to be polite American Equivalent: rest room ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cloakroom —    a lavatory    Coats are often stored in or near lavatories:     To a small boy looking urgently for the cloakroom...(Jaeger, in Morley, 1976)    The shortened British form cloaks normally refers only to the place where outer garments are… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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