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chifforobe

[shif-uh-rohb, shif-rohb] /ˈʃɪf əˌroʊb, ˈʃɪfˌroʊb/
noun
1.
a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes.
Also, chifferobe, chiffrobe
[shif-rohb] /ˈʃɪf roʊb/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of chifforobe
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; chiffo(nier) + (ward)robe
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  • Mrs. Sealyham, whose husband was temporarily embarrassed in Wall Street, contented herself with a Sheraton chifforobe.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • Yes; there was drawers in that chifforobe and he also had a vanity dresser with four drawers.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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