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[dawrm] /dɔrm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of dorm
First recorded in 1895-1900; by shortening Unabridged
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  • Centering seems to have been used for dorm, arches, vaults, and door and window openings.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Alexander Van Millingen
  • Or maybe father would let us borrow the money and stay at the dorm.

    Prudence Says So Ethel Hueston
  • But if you'd been seen with her in the dorm, you'd have been fired from college.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • Probably Wain will want to see you, and tell you all about things, which is your dorm.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • He followed her directions, and located a fresh-painted building three hundred yards from the men's dorm.

British Dictionary definitions for dorm


(informal) short for dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dorm

1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.

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